The Papua New Guinea Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (PNGEITI) has thanked outgoing Newcrest PNG Country Manager Peter Aitsi for his contribution to the PNGEITI at the Multi Stakeholder Group (MSG) level, the oversight body for EITI implementation in PNG.

He resigned to assume his new role as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Credit Corporation. Chairman Sir Wilson Kamit announced Mr. Aitsi’s appointment this week.

“We congratulate Mr. Aitsi on his new appointment and wish him every success in the role” PNGEITI Head of National Secretariat” Mr. Lucas Alkan said.

Mr. Alkan said Mr. Aitsi’s contribution at (MSG) level in his capacity as Newcrest (PNG) Country manager was valuable.

“Peter represented Newcrest well at the MSG and on behalf the members of the MSG I thank Peter for his valuable contribution to EITI implementation in this country-especially when EITI was at its infantry stages” Mr. Alkan said.

“The considerable progress we’ve made so far in implementing EITI in this country speaks of the utilization of combined expertise and advise of leaders like Peter at the MSG pool” Mr. Alkan.

“I’ve also observed that Newcrest PNG has been able to progress work in promoting transparency through publication of export values and related reports on how much its Lihir operations had contributed to the economy” Mr. Alkan said.

“As Peter makes his exit, we hope to welcome a new Newcrest representative at the PNGEITI MSG and we look forward to that” Mr. Alkan said.

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