NEC Powers USED Again by PUKA TEMU !!! - WAFI L/O Displaced.
Anonymous Posted Nov 5, 2008 1:19 PM
On the 21st of October the NEC successfully endorsed a Puka Temu sponsored an appointment of Special Land Titles Commissioners (All Commissioners failed politicians Robert Irung, Lawrence Wada & Richard Cherake) to head title commissions hearing in regards to a portion of 50,000 ha incl. the Wafi Mine Development site.
The Piu Land Owners association chairman Mr Martin Tapei after spending two years in the Waigani corridoors especially the national parliament has finally convinced Mr Puka Temu half of the Wafi Mine's benefits if he calls for another Special Titles Commessioners Hearing to the Piu L/O's favour. A supreme court decision has granted the Hengabu & Yanta as the rightfull L/O plus a court decision by Babwab L/O still pending the Deputy Prime Minister and Mining's Minister now see fit to misuse the NEC's Power to unessasary call for another hearing.
The consequences of this stupid NEC decision will be, closure of Morobe Mines Operations, disputes and bloodshed by the L/os and no more developments in the area for another 10 years.It was understood that the Grand Chief Somare wasn't around when this decision was made together with the awarding of the IPBC's norminated as state representation through the same NEC sitting.