Land issue sensitive: Lopoto

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BY ALFRED PAGEPITU
GIZO

THE Western Provincial government is planning to improve on land issues in the province, says acting premier Maloney Lopoto.

Lopoto in his opening address at the provincial assembly yesterday said land is a sensitive issue and government is undertaking a very comprehensive and easy approach cautious land reform programme as part of its drive to prepare the province for new investment opportunities and partnership ideas with people, tourism, fisheries, agriculture, mining and other sectoral development.

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“We have three people owning land in this province, the Commissioner of Lands, the Premier and the Tribe/clans include customary.

“We need to liase and work closely with them in terms of land issues.”

Lopoto stressed that the government through the lands ministry have done so many things with land matters and achieved some progress.

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