By Martyn Namorong
Special Purpose Agriculture Business Leases (SABLs) are granted under sections 11 and 102 of the Land Act 1996. In other words these sections of the Land Act enable the conversion of customary land into SABLs.
The process by which that happens is roughly as follows.
An application is made by the landowners to the Lands Department in Port Moresby, for their land to be taken up under an SABL.
A Land Investigation Number is then given by the Land Department in Port Moresby.