Hides group wants recognition

National, Normal

The National, Monday 09th January 2012

A LANDOWNER group from the Hides gas project area in Southern Highlands has called for a meeting with landowner company Gigira Development Corporation (GDC) and relevant authorities to have them recognised as legitimate landowners.
The Arua Hewa, Arua Tuyaga and Alua Pokoria tribesmen in Pureni, South Koroba, had warned of further action if their request was not attended to.
Two oil heads are located on their land, categorised as petroleum development licence (PDL) one.
Landowner representatives yesterday claimed they had been paid royalties during the past 19 years but had been left out of the LNG project.
They demanded that GDC should organise a meeting with the Department of Petroleum and Energy, ExxonMobil and Oil Search.