The people of Manus still are firm that they will have their demands be negotiated for at the National Level.
On Wednesday (03/09/12), leaders of the five impact villages of the Asylum Detention Centre met with their Governor to bring their views to be partners in rebuilding and running the Centre.
Spokesperson of the umbrella Landowner Company, Mary Handen said their Governor Ronny Knight will be taking their petition up to Prime Minister Peter O’Neil soon.
Their demand for the K100 million economic package is expected to be raised in the meeting between PM O’Neil and Australia’s Immigration Minister Chris Bowen today in Port Moresby.
The people of Manus say they as the key stakeholders should be considered as partners in the project, so that they meaningfully benefit from it.
Meanwhile, temporary construction work on the Asylum Detention Centre is taking place on the Lombrum PNG Defence Force Centre.