Model of Development Campaign Updates
Source: Isabel Esterman / Mongabay.
Hon. Jelta Wong MP via FaceBook
Court Order against Bruno Niu Wirka, Lamus Incorporated Land Group & Tzen Niugini Limited successful; restrained from conducting any eviction, destruction of property, Oil Palm planting whatsoever in Portion 910C Millinch Pondo, Fourmil Rabaul ENB.
Tzen Nuigini Limited remove all its machines and employees from the above stated portion / Millinch
Source: Jubilee Australia
A new report on the economy of Papua New Guinea shows that despite predictions of a widespread economic boost from the ExxonMobil PNG LNG project, on most economic indicators the economy has actually gone backwards relative to predictions.
Organic sun dried chillies grown in Eastern Highlands Province
The argument that customary land has to be given away to enable 'development' has been shown yet again, to be 'giaman' (a lie).
The photos below, taken by journalist and blogger Scott Waide, show how small farmers are using their customary land to grow and sell spices, and farm bees for honey to support their families.
Author: Justin Ondopa
UNDP and World Bank must stay away from land policies in Papua New Guinea.
Campaign Coordinator Eddie Tanago was on Steven Mase’s NBC Radio talkback show yesterday [April 19, 2018] to speak about customary land, along with Logia Nao from the National Research Institute.
ACT NOW! launched its new camapign, titled 'Celebrating and Defending Customary Land', on April 17 in Port Moresby.
More than 30 people attended the launch event, including representatives from ten different media outlets and various civil society groups.
Camera crews set up their recording equipment
ACT NOW! is today launching a new multi-media campaign 'Celebrating and Defending Customary Land’.
Why? Well, customary land is the most valuable and important asset available to most Papua New Guineans but its critical role is often misunderstood or misrepresented, particularly by outsiders.
Too few people realise customary land supports an economy estimated to be worth K40 billion a year, provides jobs and incomes for 3 million farmers and provides housing and a sense of community for more than 7 million people.
Image: Samuel Kuku, a beekeeper in the Eastern Highlands.
Source: Scott Waide / EMTV news
For more than 30 years, Tella Loie, worked in the public service as a honeybee specialist.