"We declare our first goal to be for every person to be dynamically involved in the process of freeing himself or herself from every form of domination or oppression so that each man or woman will have the opportunity to develop as a whole person in relationship with others".

- Papua New Guinea National Goals and Directive Principles

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Landowner Group Balk Development Forum

The National, 25 April 2012

INCORPORATED  land group (ILG) chairmen from Hela’s Petroleum Development License five (PDL 5) area have refused to attend a development agreement review forum with the state.

The meeting held at the Kimininga police barracks in Mt Hagen, Western Highlands province, began last Saturday with landowners and state officials travelling in from Moran and Port Moresby respectively.

It is also anticipated that the state will pay the resource owners a K35 million promised by the government.

The state was represented by officials from the Department of Petroleum and Energy, Environment and Conservation, National Planning, Attorney-General and Pro­vincial Affairs. They were accompanied by DPE secretary Rendal Rimua.

Also present were officers representing Ex­xonMobil, SHP adminis­tration and Mineral Resources Development Company.

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