ENB government looks into landowners concerns

The East New Britain Provincial Government is now looking to address the concerns of landowners after last Thursday’s drama along the main wharf in Rabaul.

Disgruntled landowners took to the street of Rabaul town last Thursday closing down all port facilities, including the main entrance to the PNG Ports gate.

Acting Provincial Administrator for East New Britain, Wilson Matava, had gone to the landowners paying an amount of traditional shell money (tabu) to negotiate for the port gates to be re-opened of which Vanmark shipping at Atham Wharf and the PNG Ports Services were reopened soon after.

A meeting will be held between the ENB Administration and the East New Britain Development Corporation Port Services along with the landowners to discuss the 25% demand set by the landowners.

Photo by Esau Mellie

Annette Kora