Landowners urged to re-register ILGs

Customary landowners who have registered their Incorporated Land Groups (ILG) under the voluntary customary land registration must re-register, says Lands Minister Benny Alan.

“Under the old Act those ILG groups that have registered will expire on February 17, 2017, meaning the new Act will come into force,” Minister Alan said in Parliament on Friday.

He added that landowners will have to renew their ILG certificates by advertising it in the media and if there is no objection the ILG will be renewed under the new Act.

Minister Alan also challenged all parliamentarians to encourage their people to register their customary land and not sell it cheaply.

The Minister was responding to a question from Pomio MP Elias Kapavore.

Picture: Lands Minister Benny Alan speaking in Parliament on Friday during question time.  Picture by Kennedy Bani.

Charles Yapumi