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By: Bethanie Harriman
Date: 20 February 2017
Over 200 Settlers in Saraga were evicted today by Police acting on a court order.
A Papua New Guinean company has a business lease over the land, obtained in 2014.
Settlers allege the land was obtained in a questionable manner.
Today, an excavator goes through fences, homes and stores at the Saraga settlement. A construction company is taking control of land it claims to have a title over since 2014.
Regulation made by the Head of State in accordance with the advice of the National Executive Council under the Land Act 1996.
A Constituent Assembly ratified the constitution.
The Government extension services in Papua New Guinea (PNG) are weak. There is a general lack of money and staff, and the country has a poor infrastructure. Above all small-scale farmers in remote areas are left out of developments. This applies in particular to women farmers, despite their providing 85 per cent of the rural workforce.
Land Disputes Settlement Act
Land Registration Act