Settlers willing to move out

National, Normal

The National, Wednesday 19th of February, 2014

A faction of settlers at Paga Hill, in Port Moresby, is willing to comply with a National Court decision ordering them to move off the land within 45 days.
Spokesman Moses Tua, from Hela, said yesterday their unsuccessful court challenge meant they had no alternative but to vacate the land.
“We are willing to go” he said. Tua, a settler for seven years, called on developer, Paga Hill Development Company (PNG) Limited, to give an alternate site for them. 
On Jan 29 the Waigani National Court ruled in favour of plaintiff and developer as the title holder of the land.
The land is known as State Leases Volume 24 Folio 159 and Volume 34 folio 176 located at Paga Hill, in the National Capital District.
Justice Derek Hartshorn ruled he was satisfied the settlers had been aware that they should vacate the land for at least two years.
In a statement, Paga Hill Development Company spokesman Stanley Liria said they were happy to meet with the settlers and discuss their specific demands where.