Fund focuses on 9-Mile land, urges settlers to relocate


PEOPLE squatting on the Nambawan Super Ltd (NSL) land portions 2157, 2156 and 2159 in Port Moresby are required to relocate to enable an orderly redevelopment, according to a NSL statement.
NSL had previously informed its members on the pieces of land at 9-Mile owned by the NSL that they must leave too.
“To ensure the best development outcome, and lot configurations, the site must be vacated. Major civil works will be required across sites to deliver power, water, drainage, and sealed roads,” it said.
“No power or water are available on site.
“NSL hopes that squatters have not illegally tapped into services, as this ultimately causes problems for water and power systems in Port Moresby.
“NSL sympathises with the members who will be affected.
“But, as the trustee for over 208,000 hardworking Papua New Guineans, we must protect the interests of members as a whole.”
A recent social mapping exercise identified 210 members residing there.
A few of them had applied for housing advances.
“No housing advances have been approved since a court ruling of 2020 which granted rightful ownership of the land portions 2156, 2157 and 2159 to NSL,” it said.
“Since the ruling, 24 members had applied and advised that they were not eligible as their proposed site would illegally encroach on NSL land.
“Member’s that have applied for or believe they have received housing advances from NSL for construction or improvements made on the 9-Mile land portions should register their queries with the 9-Mile project management team.”