Kikori MP Mark Maipakai

Landowner royalties to be paid together: Duban

The Minister said landowners from the resource areas, pipeline and plant site areas will be paid together after all landowner issues are dealt with, and no preferences will be given.  

Duban said the Court of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) will be dealing with landowners’ disagreements with the department’s identification and clan vetting processes.

The minister was responding to questions from Kikori MP, Mark Maipakai, in Parliament on Friday.

Maipakai asks for CS office for Gulf

Maipakai asked Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, to give an undertaking to assist in the establishment of the CS office.

He said the Tax Credit Scheme has been used for other projects in Port Moresby but not in Gulf.

“I’m growing grey hair on the issue of raising in this chamber on a very simple issue. I’ve been here advocating on an establishment of a Correctional Service for my Province Mr Prime Minister. Since Independence, Gulf Province has never had one Correctional Service establishment.

Maipakai slams Engan leaders for lack of support

Maipakai criticised them for not supporting Polye when he tried to form the government twice; the first was during the vote of no-confidence in July and the second was after the last election.

“Despite our age difference, I am loyal to him because he is honest, transparent and a highly qualified leader,” Maipakai told a huge crowd at Porgera, in Enga, last Saturday.