Morobe govt to help landowner groups

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By EHEYUC SESERU
The Morobe government has committed K2 million and a vehicle each to three landowner groups of the Wafi-Golpu mine.
Governor Ginson Saonu committed K1 million to the Babuaf Development Corporation, and K500,000 each to Yanta and Hengambu landowner associations of the mine project area.
He also gave a vehicle each with a technical team comprising administration officials to help landowners. Saonu made the commitments during a meeting between the landowner groups and the provincial executive council members on Tuesday and Wednesday.
“We will give some money,” he said. “Provincial government will give a car to help in your mobilisation and to organise yourselves.
“We will also establish a technical team to help you organise yourselves.”
The provincial government and Tutumang (provincial assembly) members visited the three groups to boost confidence.
Saonu said the funding and vehicles would be approved by the provincial assembly on Tuesday.
Hengambu Landowners’ Association president Paul Yanam thanked the provincial government for the assistance and urged landowners to be united.
“Working together will bring us something good and our children,” he said.

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