LANDS MINISTER CLARIFIES LAND POWERS UNDER BOUGAINVILLE PEACE AGREEMENT


September 09, 2021 - 363 views

By Qwineth Wangoro in Paliament

Lands Minister and Lae MP John Rosso clarified today in parliament that  all the functions and powers of Lands and Physical Planning have been transferred to the Autonomous Bougainville Government. 

Minister Rosso was responding to a question without notice raised by Member for Central Bougainville Sam Akoita regarding concerns raised by land applicants who have lodged applications with the Lands Department. 

He says under the Bougainville Peace Agreement he as the minister responsible was the first department to transfer the lands powers and functions to the ABG.

 Minister Rosso described it as a momentus moment and says he is very privileged to pave this way forward for Bougainville.

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