Mani calls on CoL to grant FTE to Chengs

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CHENG’s Construction Limited wants Commissioner of Lands, Allan McNeil to grant the Fixed Term Estate title over the land at Aligator Creek, east Honiara.

This after the company paid $450,000 to Levers Solomons Ltd in 2018.

According to the letter produced by Robert Mani, Levers Solomons Ltd Board Director, Patrick Wong reportedly requested former Commissioner of Lands (COL), Nelson No’oapu to give consent to transfer FTE to Chengs on November 30, 2018.

As a result, No’oapu granted LSL to transfer FTE to Chengs.

Mani, who owns a consulting firm and engaged by Chengs to follow up on the FTE transfer.

He said the company do not want its money back but for the Commissioner to grant the land to it because it paid LSL already.

Mani said the company welcomes the call by Transparency Solomon Islands for reporting the forgery allegation to police and refusing to grant the Fixed Term Estate (FTE) to Chengs Constructions Ltd.

The allegation [forgery] by the Commissioner of Lands that the signature of the Levers [RIPEL?] Solomons Ltd Board Director, Mr. Patrick Wong was forged is a serious allegation requiring the police and other responsible institutions [JANUS] to step in, investigate and arrest the person or persons or firms hired or engaged by Chengs Company implicated in this corrupt dealing.

Mani said Chengs has followed all the process to pay the land from LSL.

He urges Police to arrest the person who breached the law.