PNG customary landowners call for ‘fairness’ in defence base inquiry


Landowners make their case at a media conference in Port Moresby. Video: EM TV News

The customary landowners of Papua New Guinea’s proposed military base relocation are calling on Prime Minister Peter O’Neill to include their terms of reference in the planned Commission of Inquiry.

The landowners from Manumanu and Gabadi said the petition was presented to the Prime Minister’s office yesterday in the presence of Central Governor Kila Haoda.

They want the findings of the Commission of Inquiry to come out before the Issue of Writs for the national elections due in June and July.

The controversial Manumanu land development area for the proposed new military base near Port Moresby. Image: EMTV News
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