New customary land campaign launched

This is to help address the urgent need for better information at all levels of society about customary land, its values and threats.

Customary land is the most valuable asset to most Papua New Guineans buts its role and importance are often misunderstood, especially by outsiders.

Haoda calls for proper evictions on customary land

He says the current trend of mass eviction is creating a problem for Central Province as more and more people are settling on customary land.

“The Government must prepare land for the people to resettle,”

“Once you chase them out they wont sleep in the air or they wont sleep in the water, they will come to my people’s land,” said Haoda.

More than 90 per cent of Central Province land is customary, however, there are alleged instances of land being acquired through dubious deals or illegally being settled on.

Six-Mile settlers ask for relocation land

Since Monday, contractors moved into the area to demolish houses after notices were given out in January this year. The first notice was issued by NCDC in December last year. This is for the Six-Mile to Bautama four-lane road construction.

The demolition exercise is taking place to clear the 20m corridor that is road reserved land.

Speaking to the media today, community leader Japhet Notai, on behalf of his community, asked for assistance from NCDC to provide them an alternative area to resettle.