The bill was to be tabled in parliament in July however Madang leaders were asked by Prime Minister Peter O’Neill to have the bill refined and then presented when Parliament sits on October 27th.
More than 10, 000 Manam islanders continue to live in care centres on three plantations in Bogia.
They have been waiting for resettlement for 11 years.
The proposed Manam Resettlement Authority functions as stated in the bill are to:
•Identify and acquire land for resettlement of displaced persons, including negotiating with landowners in Anduram: