A MAJOR land dispute involving Rachel Marape, wife of Prime Minister James Marape, and a Motu Koitabu family may soon be the subject of a court debacle specically over the land title.
One of the ugliest features of the modern world is the exploitation of natural resources for private gain irrespective of its consequences for the environment and the larger community, especially the poor majority.
POLICE have told Baruni village leaders to take land matters to court and not to take the law into their own hands to affect innocent lives.
Zone one commander, Chief Inspector Fred Tundu said this following the alleged attack of three policemen from the Idubada police post at Motukea island, outside Port Moresby, last Wednesday.
Prime Minister James Marape said in the last 40 years, the government revenue collection through cash payments has been riddled with corruption, nepotism, and mishandling of revenue and that will be changed. He said this when launching the GoLands and eLands online payment system for the Department of Lands in Port Moresby yesterday.
IMPROVING agricultural processes and supporting small holder growers is only part of the puzzle as buyers and private sector support are critical, the World Bank says.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock is looking at encouraging famers in the Central Province to grow cocoa in the province and boost the local economy.
Following talks on customary land being alienated from land owners, the Land Department is encouraging Customary Land Owners to have their land registered.
This is to ensure these lands are bankable, so that they can use them for further development.
With the COVID-19 pandemic still expanding across the globe, ACT NOW is urging the PNG government to drop its plans to put customary land into the hands of commercial banks.
The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated once again that customary land is a vital and irreplaceable resource for our families and communities.
The Lands Department is looking at providing affordable housing for public servants as well as taxpayers.
Minister John Rosso made their intention known during a recent press brieng in Port Moresby.
A program was announced by Lae MP and Minister for Lands and Physical Planning John Rosso to assist people in Lae with land title issues. Mr Rosso said the program is to help those who have been residing on state land and other existing land for years without titles. “This is to give land title to people who are sitting on the existing land without attaining the land title.
Settlers at 9-Mile quarry celebrated in style and colour after receiving their long awaited land titles from Prime Minister James Marape and National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop yesterday. However, this did not go down well with more 200 families who had lost their land to an access road into the quarry.