Komo Airfield Facility landowners

Landowners shut Komo airfield

The landowners gave their petition on May 10, 2018, calling on the Government and the developer, ExxonMobil, to review the UBSA agreement and make Komo Airfield Facility a standalone project.

Talking to this newsroom from the Komo airfield today, chairman of the Komo landowners, Michael Tiki, is urging the Government to respond to their petition or the closure of the airfield will be definite.

“We have given the Government ample time but they haven’t responded to our petition,” he reiterated.

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The landowners said there is no formal agreement between them, the Government and ExxonMobil and called for a new agreement to be established to cater for their royalty payments.

The landowners are from the 16 ILG clans of the Komo airfield.

The landowners spokesperson Michael Tiki said the Government continues to fail the legitimate landowners by not honoring the UBSA and LBSA agreements in terms of royalty benefits, business development grants, Infrastructure Development Grants and High Impact Projects.