Lands and Physical Planning

Pilot project to commercialize customary land

Lands Minister John Rosso announced this during a presentation to the Port Moresby Chamber of commerce and Industry.

Rosso said the pilot will be conducted using the existing provisions in the Land Act 1996.

He said the pilot project is in recognition of the fact that State land is all but exhausted in all urban centers and the demand for land by both the State and the private sector are on the increase and encroaching on customary land

The pilot will be tested in Port Moresby, specifically the Napa Napa area, and will generate the templates for application;

ILG encouraged to develop land

This was reiterated by the Minister for Lands and Physical Planning, Justin Tkacthenko, when officially presenting an ILG Certificate to a group in one of several developments, under the customary land requirements.

With the new certificate, the people of Arere Morea Gunina ILG in Porebada can no longer be spectators in their own land.

Tkacthenko encouraged the clan present that they can now be able to develop their land knowing that this certificate can clearly identify who they are.

Allen outlines main challenges of lands department

Former minister for Lands and Physical Planning now current minister for Agriculture and Livestock, Benny Allen stated this yesterday upon handing over the portfolio to the new incumbent minister, Justin Tkatchenko.

In his outgoing address to the staff and the new minister, Allen stated that neither the lands department nor the officers are corrupt.

The lands department under took three priority projects which includes land access, the legislative review and the LEAP program which were undertaken in the last three years.