Post Courier Editorial
Greenpeace yesterday sailed into remote Pomio in East New Britain to mediate allegations of land grab in the area.
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By Luana Paniu
The Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the Special Purpose Agriculture and Business Leases (SPABL) will be carrying out site visitations commencing next week for substantive hearings into SABL cases [pictured is the Commission Chamber in Port Moresby].
By Roderick Kanama
The Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the Special-purpose Agriculture and Business Leases (SABL) concluded its preliminary hearings today in Port Moresby [pictured Commissioner Jerawai and his Associate].
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SABL Land Grab
Prime Minister Peter O’Neill says the government supports the Commission of Inquiry into Special Agriculture and Business Leases, launched this year, and has extended the timeframe from the Commission to complete its work by 5 months.
The inquiry was established by the former acting Prime Minister Sam Abal in July, for a period of three months and which was due to expire on Oct 25.
The time frame of three-months for the Commission of Inquiry into SABL ends on October 21, but so much has yet to be done, reports the Post Courier.
The enormous number of irregularies discovered in many of the SABLs during preliminary findings as part of Terms of Reference (TOR) has seen 75 cases now before the Commission of Inquiry.
Since files were opened for mention two weeks ago, submitted evidence from all interested parties in the 75 SABL’s files revealed activities of;
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