Makira-Ulawa Premier urges LOs to open land

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BY SAMIE WAIKORI

PREMIER of Makira-Ulawa province has called on his people to work together and open their land for development.

In a recent interview with this paper, Hon Stanley Siapu said they have a lot of registered land in the province.

He said some of the lands are still with the commissioner of lands whilst some have been returned to the customary landowners.

Siapu said the registered lands are in place, and if funds are available and support rendered from the national government, development will begin.

He said his government is currently working together with landowners or people responsible for the registered lands to be free for development.

Siapu also said they hope to work closely with customary landowners so that they can open up their land for development.

“In our quest to province building, we’ll work together towards Public Private Partnership (PPP), so that people will benefit directly from their lands and resources.

“And we are so happy that the current ruling DCC government advocated for PPP in their policy.

“We will try to work closely with them so that we can realise the target or focus the national government is undertaking for the country,” he said.

Siapu said his government and people welcome development on their lands and will work closely with the national government on areas of need for the province.

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