NEC Powers USED Again by PUKA TEMU !!! - WAFI L/O Displaced.November 5 2008 at 1:19 PM
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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.
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|November 13 2008, 2:54 PM |
Your prediction was correct since the mine has now been closed. I'm unclear however exactly what the dispute is about and why Minister Temu is involved could you explain?
Deputy PM & his Cabinet are Wrong in this matterNo score for this post
|November 17 2008, 9:19 AM |
I used to be responsible re-community affairs for the MRA some years back and was exposed to the Wafi Mining Land issues.
Martin Tapei through fraud obtained an Agriculture Lease covering the 50,000 Ha. of land where Hengabu & Yanta Villages are situated and also the world class wafi mine now in its feasibilityn stage. The supreme court hearing found that the agriculture lease was wrongfully obtained and police were sent and arrested Martin Tapei to retrive the original title and eversince the matter was put to rest.
It is also very disturbing from MRA point of view that the Minister and his vice Ano Pala after seeing them in the corridors of the MRA building accompanied by Mr Martin Tapei eventually entertained his agenda into NEC.
Re: Deputy PM & his Cabinet are Wrong in this matterNo score for this post
|November 27 2008, 1:17 AM |
It is disturbing indeed, that NEC decision. Since 1975 all disputes over ownership of Customary Land must be dealt with by the Land Courts established by the Land Disputes Settlement Act. These courts are serviced by the gazetted Land Court Magistrates of the Magesteial Services Commission. No other courts have jurisdiction in the first instance to hear land disputes over CUSTOMARY LAND. After decisions of the land court, then aggrieved parties can then appeal to the higher courts. Thus it seems to me that this wafi land disputes may have exhausted the legal forums and decisions have been made one way or another. Why call in the Land Titles Commission to determine ownership now?
|Wafi death adder|
Dr Puka Temu & Ano Pala out of touch wit realityNo score for this post
|November 26 2008, 12:10 PM |
It is a disturbing trend when Ministers and their political side-kicks who have no idea about resource development in Papua New Guinea poke their nose into sensitive land issues from the comfort of their office in the Waigani corridors of power. These are the pertinent questions that need to be asked of Dr Temu in this recent debacle created by him:
1. How the hell did he become entangle with fraudsters like Martin Tapei?
2. From whom did he seek advice before he convinced NEC to establish this farcical Lands Title Commission?
3. Has he ever visited Wafi or even spoken to the Hengambu or Yanta people who are the geniune landowners. It is ironic that these two groups are recognised by the Government; state institutions and the developer, Morobe Mining Joint Venture?
4. Is the Minister basing his decision and half-twit judgement on "shadowy figures" loitering around in the dust bowl of Port Moresby who are self-centred and have greedy,ulterior motives?
5. Is the Minister aware that Kepas Wali of MRA and George Minjihau, the State Solicitor have both condemned his actions and not only that have endorsed / validated the actions of the landowners to close the mine?
Someone please, tell the Minister and his side-kick Ano Pala to come down from their imaginary world and be realistic. Otherwise, they will remain phoney leaders and I am sorry to say an obstacle to development in an otherwise one of the most remote and undeveloped areas of our beautiful country.
Deputy PM out of touch on WafiNo score for this post
|November 27 2008, 12:15 AM |
Dr. Puka Temu is just like a hollow log i.e. lots of talk and very little substance! And the embarrasing thing is; he is backed by his little puppet and so-called Vice Minister, Ano Pala.
Sapos tupela ino save long wari bilong mipela ol asples long Wafi, ok, tokim ol long pasim maus na noken harim tok bilong ol giaman man long Mosbi....
Alas PNG, what choice have we got with Michael Somare and Puka Temu at the helm of our Haus Tambaran!
Mangi 40 Mile
Re: Deputy PM out of touch on WafiNo score for this post
|November 27 2008, 1:21 AM |
Suggestion is strong that Puka Temu is making money on this behind the scenes otherwise why would he be doing it?
Papuan Leaders are GIRLIE GIRLIESNo score for this post
|November 27 2008, 5:01 PM |
They make a tough decision and when **** hits the fan they run for cover, that is why they will never ever again become PM in this country, Bill Skate has got balls that a Papuan wuold never posses that is why he became PM.
|Ex Boroko Mero|
Put a rocket up their arse!No score for this post
|November 28 2008, 1:54 AM |
For all the bravado and tough talk, it is true that since the death of Bill Skate, there is not one single Papuan leader strong enough or has the political leverage to become the Prime Minister. In fact, it will probably be another 100 years before we see a Papuan Prime Minister. This is a sad indictment on our Papuan politicians because the current crop of Papuan wannabe's now keeping the seats warm in Parliament are just plain ornaments and "plastic flowers" that decorate the good old Haus Tambaran. Papuan politicians will always play second fiddle to New Guinea politicians so it is right that Annoymous calls them "Girlie Girlies".
Please name one Papuan politician who has the potential to become Prime Minister so that I can defy my critics?
I hope that our Papuan politicians take the above comments as a challenge rather than a criticism. I believe they need some provocation to act their part as real politicians. If they feel that I am disrespectful, rude and disgusting, then they are really "Girlie Girlies"!
Save stap long ol!
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