The bankrupt PNG government does not have the money to pay LNG royalties and is desperate to try and keep a lid on the issue ahead of the National election in June. The truth is Duban and his Ministerial colleagues in government have stolen so much money there is none left for LNG landholders and they will get nothing! In the meantime, Duban and the PM will keep rolling out the excuses…
Landowner royalties to be paid together: Duban
Charles Yapumi | Loop PNG | February 4, 2017
All landowner royalty payments for the LNG Project will be made after issues regarding landowner identification and clan vetting processes are completed, says Minister for Petroleum and Energy Nixon Duban.
The Minister said landowners from the resource areas, pipeline and plant site areas will be paid together after all landowner issues are dealt with, and no preferences will be given.
Duban said the Court of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) will be dealing with landowners’ disagreements with the department’s identification and clan vetting processes.
The minister was responding to questions from Kikori MP, Mark Maipakai, in Parliament on Friday.
Maipakai asked when his people along the LNG pipeline areas will get their royalty payments because all their landowner identification and clan vetting processes had already been completed.