Gov’t strengthens land reform unit with new home

Ministry of Lands & Housing Survey Permanents Secretary Stanley Waleanisia and Minister Moses Garu with senior officials at the opening on Friday. Photo credit: GCU.

Ministry of Lands, Housing & Survey Permanents Secretary Stanley Waleanisia and Minister Moses Garu with senior officials at the opening on Friday. Photo credit: GCU.

THE Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government has opened a new office in Honiara to administer land reform programmes and legislations on land in Solomon Islands.

The Office has been formerly established within the Prime Minister’s Office under the previous administration and has now been shifted to the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey.

The core function of the Land Reform Unit is to work with Customary Land and Resource Owners to record and register their lands.

Minister for Lands, Housing and Survey, Moses Garu said this approach will see customary lands being made available and accessible for economic development activities on customary lands.

The shifting of the Unit from the Prime Minister’s Office to the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey this year has highlighted the Government’s trust and confidence in the staff of the MLHS to administer land reform policies.

The implementation of the Government’s customary land reform programmes are crucial to ensure land and resource owners have a secure land tenure system which is a pre-requisite for sustainable economic development in the country.

The new Land Reform Unit Office is located at the Sol Plaza building at Town Ground.

Source: GCU Press

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