Somare wants transparent dealing with oil palm industries

East Sepik Governor, Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare has called for transparent and fair dealings of oil palm and other similar industries in East Sepik Province.

He challenged East Sepik Administrator Elizabeth Kaprangi to look into this matter seriously and act on it.

“I call on the Administrator, Elizabeth Kaprangi, to look into companies that are developing palm oil and other similar industries to ensure that their operations are legitimate and done in accordance with agreements they have signed with the various government authorities, both national and provincial.

“I urge the National Government to support provinces like East Sepik that want to develop agriculture and want also to look beyond our extractive industries to more sustainable alternatives.

“I call on Mrs Kaprangi and the East Sepik administration to work together to ensure that proper acquittals are made so funds appropriated from National Government to our province are released in a timely manner to all our different provincial sectors,” said Sir Michael.

Freddy Mou