Commission of Inquiry

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By Martyn Namorong

The Commission of Inquiry into Special Purpose Agriculture and Business Leases (SABL) concluded its hearings yesterday at around 7PM after Hon. Tony Aimo (pictured) gave witness regarding the Nugwaia-Bongos Integrated Agriculture Project. The Project which is in Mr. Aimo’s electorate also incorporates his customary land.

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By Gabriel Fito

A Commissioner executing the national government-sanctioned Commission of Inquiry of the Special Agriculture Business Lease (SABL) hearing into the Sepik Oil Palm Plantation Ltd has expressed disappointment over an incident at the project site last Wednesday.

Commissioner Nicholas Mirou said he was shocked and terrified when another vehicle driven by an aggrieved landowner company executive speeded towards the vehicle carrying him in an erratic and dangerous manner.

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By Martyn Namorong

Mr Peter Kuman of Kuman Lawyers (shown seated as the project manger of Brilliant Investments is being sworn into the witness stand) is attending the Commission of Inquiry hearings in Wewak as counsel representing the exploiters of Marrienberg SPABL – Brilliant Investments.

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Martyn Namorong

“Makeshift jobs!” That has been the impression of the Commissioner and the counsels assisting the Commission of Inquiry into Special Purpose Agriculture Business Leases. The Commission visted Marrienberg and the Nungawai-Bongos SPABL sites.

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Radio Australia

Forest clearance on disputed land-leases in Papua New Guinea is likely to continue at record levels for the next five to six years, according to the organisation which represents logging companies.

In 2011, logging on Special Agricultural and Business leases pushed Papua New Guinea's log exports to record highs - so much so that some commentators now place PNG as the second largest exporter of tropical logs in the world.

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Martyn Namorong

The Commission of inquiry into the Special Agriculture Business Leases in the East Sepik Province, is set to begin hearings tomorrow morning (Wednesday). The venue is the Council Chambers at Dagua.

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By Luana Paniu

A LAWYER registered by Investment Promotion Authority (IPA) as an executive for an investor company over a controversial SABL in Vanimo appeared Wednesday with absolutely no information about the SABL, reports the Post Courier.

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The Executive for the Bewani Palm Oil Development Limited has been summoned before the Commission of Inquiry to give evidence as the SABL holding entity’s secretary, reports the Post Courier.

Tom Sirae, who is the Company Secretary, will also be required to inform the Commission as to whether there was any public hearings held to obtain Landowners consensus on whether Portion 106C could be converted into an SABL.

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The executive for the Bewani Palm Oil Development Limited has been summoned before the Commission of Inquiry to give evidence tomorrow as the SABL holding entity’s secretary, reports the Post Courier.

Mr Tom Sirae, who is the Company Secretary, will also be required to inform the Commission as to whether there was any public hearings held to obtain Landowners consensus on whether Portion 106C could be converted into an SABL.

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