Yesterday

Had a lousy nights sleep last night mulling over potential problems on the job.

Normally nothing happens when you do that but just for a change this time did. At about 8.00 we were informed that a group of landowners had invaded one of our camps in the bush and we were told to remove our camp from their land and stop work. So we put a plan into action that did just that. We removed the camp in question and all the other camps from the bush run. Used helicopters to remove all our heavy equipment. Fired the locally hired work force and flew our supervisors out.

All good so far.

Today

The Huli are not known for their laid back nature so this morning I was getting the first messages from our security department that things were afoot in the Toma area.
Apparently some of the people that lost their job had marched on the village of the landowners involved in the stoppage and tried to burn one of the landowners his car. Another group was said to moving towards Moro to take their frustration out on the company.

No information of anything untoward in Sisibia so we feel quite safe out here. Having twenty well armed police, who are feared widely by the locals, does add to the comfort factor.

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