BY ALFRED PAGEPITU
THE Western provincial government is being blamed for the land issues facing Noro township.
Concerned members of public say the prevailing issue of illegal squatter settlements is a result of unlawful allocations of land made by the provincial government since 2011.
There are claims that nepotism has been involved in decisions to allocate land.
Concerned members of public are calling on the provincial government to solve this issue before it leads to more serious developments.
It is understood that MPA Billy Veo, of ward 25 in Noro, is the provincial minister for lands and physical planning.
Island Sun has been unsuccessful in reaching him for comments. However, the paper is striving to get his comments.