Siassi Island

Islanders Urged To Work The Land

Prime Minister James Marape told the islanders when addressing councilors from the Siassi islands, and Tewai-Siassi District Development Authority (DDA) members, during a breakfast meeting in Port Moresby recently.

He said the Government was working to ensure people had money in their pockets and the only way was through agriculture and fisheries.

Basil questions logging on island

Deputy Opposition Leader and Bulolo MP Sam Basil made the statement after seeing recent pictures of logging activities on Siassi Island, Morobe Province.

“It is surprising to continue to see the little island of Siassi being continued to be logged,” said Basil.

“What benefits have those logging operations brought back to the Siassi Islanders? Can the LLG President make some enquiries to the National Forest Authority (NFA) to see if this project is supported by the Morobe Provincial Government and his LLG?