West’s gov’t urged to leave Gizo shoreline for public

WESTERN Provincial capital town will soon be without a proper boat landing area within the town boundary as most shorelines have already been earmarked for private business developers.

A concerned Mr Andrew Koke told Island Sun Gizo yesterday said that Western provincial government should preserve shorelines for people living around Vella, Ranonga, Kolombangara, Shortland Islands, Vonavona, Roviana and Marovo Lagoon and even Choiseul Province.

He said that no proper jetty or shoreline for people has become a public concern, adding this must be addressed quickly so that people can access a proper shoreline.

“Seeing that there is no proper planning and improvement openly discuss in our provincial level to addressing those issues.

“We call on the authorities to think very serious on these issues affecting the life of people in Western Province.

“Western Provincial Capital Town Gizo is squeezed and messy as it looked like a town developing without any proper planning.”

This paper understands that KHY, Gizo Hotel private jetty, MSG and main Market area is the only main shoreline used by people from Shortland, Choiseul, Vella La Vella, Kolombangara, Ranonga and other

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