Andy Hamaga

Hides PDL 7 board sworn in

Furthermore, the Board has elected a chairman as well.

This has been signalled as a momentous occasion for the people of PDL 7 with the Board stating that this will bring the government more closely to the people.

The event was held in Port Moresby last night.

Landowners representing the 10 blocks of PDL 7 were finally sworn in yesterday in what has been described as ‘long time coming’.

Witnessed by the Department of Inter-Government Relations, judicial services and fellow clansmen, the Hides PDL 7 SPA Board then elected its first chairman, Andy Hamaga.

Huge crowd with placards meets ministerial delegation

Some of the demands on the placards read "No Kandakasi team in Hides PDLs 1, 7 &9. ADR step down".

The main issues the landowners now seem to have is the payment of royalties.

In one of the placards, the landowners claim there is no landowner issue and they want their monies to be paid.

They also demand to know how much of their royalties are now being kept in trust accounts.

Talks have now started as landowner spokesman Andy Hamaga has taken to the podium to set the stage for talks to be held.