NCD does not need a land board

The National Capital District does not need a land board of its own.

Lands Minister, Benny Allan, made the blunt statement on Thursday during a media conference in Port Moresby.

His comments follow several calls made by NCD Governor Powes Parkop, for the establishment of a NCD Land Board so that the NCDC can properly control and plan the development in the city.

Minister Allan said since the National Land Board is based in Port Moresby, there was no need to have a land board for NCD.

Allan also said he did not want to see a politician as chairman of the land board as in the case of the NCD Physical Planning and Building Board which is chaired by Parkop.

The Minster suggested that a closer working relationship needed to be forged between the NCD Physical Planning Board and the Lands Department.

Cedric Patjole