Minister for Urbanisation and Housing

Four-Mile compound residents to be resettled

This will be the first resettlement from within the city to the proposed site at ATS.

This will be followed by other occupants who are residing temporarily on other state lands.

He emphasised that the city development and expansion has little impact on the customary landowners.

Kaupa said the current arrangement is to ensure the traditional inhabitants, including the Motu-Koitabuans, do not just give away their land, which is an important asset.

Settlers to own land

North-East Member and Minister for Urbanisation and Housing, John Kaupa, has taken his Urbanisation Office to task in negotiation for the conversion of customary land into proper suburb for residents in his electorate.

The Minister and his executive director, Max Keo, along with some senior officers from the urbanisation office visited a site behind ATS to meet with Moiha clan leaders for the development of the area.