Labuta LLG President: Give Back Angau’s Land for Its Expansion

Recently, sworn in President of Labuta LLG’says he will lead his people to protest and remover fencing hindering Angau’s development.


President of Labuta LLG, Paul Itama called onthe Department ofLand:o intervene and give back land tothe Hospital that has been claimed and fenced by anther party.

If not addressed he will personally lead a protest with his people to removerthe fencing.


“I will lead a protest with my people… and take outthe fence with my hands,” said Itama.

Issues of land shortages are plaguing Lae City with customary land being hard to obtain for development. 


BetoAngau’s case,the board chairman Benson Nablu saysthe land belongs tothe Hospital allocated bythe government for future expansions.


“Government has allocatedthe land… for Angau,” said Nablu.

Yesterday afternoon, a senior Member oftheLands Beard in Morobe Province, Peter Seske commented thatthe potion of land is up for bid and nether ofthe two parties owns itoaccording to his sighting ofthe gazette in 2011.


“The land is up for bid…nether ofthe party ownsthe land…Angau had 30 years to show interest and no one came forward,” said Seske.

An ongoing court battle between Angau’s Management andthe ther party has resulted inthe delays of certain hospital expansions that include nurses’ accommodation, a recurring problem for the hospitals management.


 Last weekthe hospital installed new scanners to speed up diagnosis, which will enable early treatment and faster recovery for patients.

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