Bulolo landowners want land row to be solved

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THE Bulolo district stake-holders have set a week to resolve the legal ownership question of the land on which settlers reside in the township.
The district administration, political leaders, PNG Forest Products, Morobe Mining Joint Venture, the police and the Watut clan leaders met on Tuesday to plan a strategy to resolve the ownership issue once and for all.
A fact-finding committee was established at the meeting to carry out a survey to clarify the land ownership of the Water Supply compound.
The committee will be led by the district officer in-charge for Lands, Luke Mogul, the town manager and deputy mayor, councillors and the police.
According to Bulolo police station commander Sgt Pius Moi, the compound is where three
people were killed recently .
The three deceased were police officer Jerry Teno, PNG Forest Products apprentice Wallin Ureni in 2008 and, Amos Kupa, a Watut landowner.
“We have enough on our plate and don’t need any more problems.
“We will not appreciate any form of compensation, either cash or kind for this crime, no.
“Simply, we want eviction and that’s final,” Watut spokesperson William Yakamsa said .
Bulolo MP Sam Basil said for the betterment of the district and the investors, legal procedures had to be followed.