Team in Vanimo to investigate SABL matters

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The National, Wednesday 16th November 2011

A TEAM from the Commission of Inquiry into the Special Agriculture and Business Lease (SABL) headed by former chief magistrate John Numapo is in Vanimo, West Sepik, to discuss land matters with the people.
Provincial police commander Tobby Hamago said the group arrived on Sunday.
The group invited people  affected by the inquiry and SABL matters to come to the Vanimo council chamber to discuss their concerns.
Hamago said discussions on the SABL with locals started on Monday with only a few turning up.
“Today (yesterday), however, the town is full with people coming in from all over the province.”
He said he did not know what the discussions were about but said the locals from Vanimo-Green, Nuku and Aitape-Lumi turned out in numbers to hear what the inquiry team had to say.
He said he had instructed his men to beef up security to protect the team and provide security for those attending the meeting.
Hamago said he was informed that the SABL discussions would end on Nov 25.