I have been conducting the "7 Steps To Financial Freedom" seminar in Port Moresby and Tabubil for Hastings Deering Limited over the past 2 weeks. The seminar in Moresby was held on 15 and 16 August. I then flew to Tabubil on the 18th August and conducted the seminar over the next 3 days. I will write more about the seminars later.
It was my first time to visit the mining township and I learnt alot about the people, the staff of OTML and the local people. One thing that has come across very strongly is that the majority of workers, both OTML employees and those of contractors, receive a lot of money compared with workers in other parts of the country, but they also spend alot (in fact more than they earn) and live in habitual debt. I also learnt that the land owners face big problems managing their royalty incomes.
I had the privilege of meeting with Dr. James Gissua, Team Leader for Employee Relations & Employee Assistance during the visit, during which we discussed the possibility of me conducting the "Financial Freedom" seminar for OTML employees. I will be forwarding my profile with the hope that the company management comes back with a positive response, because I really believe that the seminar will open the minds of the employees to the opportunties that are out there for them to invest their money, only if they can manage their salaries well. The seminar would be very timely seeing that the mine is expected to close in 2013.