No customary land to be bought: Maru

That is the guarantee from Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister, Richard Maru.

Maru is the local Member for Yangoru-Saussia Electorate, the location of the SEZ Project in East Sepik Province.

He said the project will start at Kanuki, which is a State land.

“Government is not interested in buying your land; we want to empower you to engage in business opportunities,” Maru said.

He appealed to his people not to believe rumours on social media that the government will take all their land.  

Enga graduates 148 primary school teachers

Commerce, Trade & Industry Minister Richard Maru urged them to discipline their students to produce the best brains to move the country forward.

“I want each and every one of you who are graduating to be disciplined to transfer the best knowledge you have to the children,” he said.

“Don’t be a paper teacher, to be in the classroom for the sake of your pay, but be committed to transfer the finest values of your profession to our leaders of tomorrow.”

He also described Enga Governor, Sir Peter Ipatas, as ‘the icon of education’ in the country.