BAHOMEA COMMUNITY ACCUSED TINA HYDRO PROJECT OFFICE

An awareness by the Tina Hydro project team. Photo credit: Tina Hydro Project.

An awareness by the Tina Hydro project team. Photo credit: Tina Hydro Project.

The Bahomea community in Central Guadalcanal is claiming that the Government and the Tina River Project office are employing corrupt tactics to compulsory acquire land for the project.

Wilfred Mane Isu made the claim after he sighted and obtained a copy of a process agreement between the Government and core land tribes, that was to be signed yesterday.

Mr Isu says the Process agreement includes the area for a concrete dam, reservoir, a water tunnel , access road, surge shaft, substation, power station and mini-hydro at the dump-site.

But he says the communities on whose land these will be built, have not agreed to a compulsory acquisition.

Mr Isu also claims the process agreement is intended as a ploy for the Government to acquire the land compulsory, because it had failed previously.

He questions which process was used to identify the ownership of the land.

Mr Isu adds any process for compulsory acquisition of the land will not be agreed to by the people of Malango and Bahomea

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