EMTV reports that the Vunaibu ILG of the Makuratabu along the Gelegele area is opposing a proposed oil palm development that will cover a greater portion of their customary land.
Vunaibu ILG chairman Blasius Vuvul says the dissatisfaction follows lack of consultations between the legitimate landowners and the developers.
Vuvul said the ILG will stage a planned protest march to stop the Malaysian oil palm development giant, Tzeng Niugini, and the Toubar investment from using their land.
The oil palm development has been increasing in East New Britain, bringing benefit but sometimes also creating dissatisfaction amongst landowner groups.
The Vunaibu ILG says they are ready to challenge the land title issue in court. EMTV said it was seeking comment from Tzeng Niugini.