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Stronger land measures

Ioane Burese
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

THE Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources will be implementing stronger measures to ensure that land development in the country does not damage the environment.

The ministry's acting permanent secretary Tevita Boseiwaqa said the ministry would prioritise several critical areas in which they could improve on, particularly as a facilitator for economic development.

"We will strengthen our monitoring mechanism to ensure land development processes are adhered to before issuing any development lease or before any land development takes place," Mr Boseiwaqa said.

Outlining his ministry's targeted outputs for the year, Mr Boseiwaqa pointed out that bureaucracy had been a cause in delays in their services.

"In view of this, with the ministry's new vision in mind 'Our Lands and Minerals; Smart Management for Growth', we are going to lay a platform to achieve this by tapping all available opportunities within our reach; through staff capacity building, pursuing relevant government reforms and policy initiatives, keeping up with modern technologies, promoting a corporate culture and divisional empowerment through delegation of authority and staff strengthening," Mr Boseiwaqa said in a statement.


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