D.C.C COMMITTED TO AULUTA PALM OIL PROJECT: PM SOGAVARE

The Auluta Basin team with Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. Photo credit: OPMC.

The Auluta Basin team with Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. Photo credit: OPMC.

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says his Democratic Coalition for Change Government is committed to see the Auluta Palm Oil Project implemented.

The Prime Minister made the statement when he met with a delegation from the Project site this week.

The delegation met with the Prime Minister purposely to express their desire for the new Government to facilitate the implementation of the project.

A spokesman for the delegation, Rocky Tisa told Prime Minister Sogavare Auluta Basin landowners believes that his Prime Ministership attaches great significance to seeing the project is fully implemented.

Mr Tisa also explained Auluta Basin tribes are not against allowing their land for development but want to sort out their genealogies to ensure they receive their fair share of benefits from their land’s development.

Responding to the delegation’s visit, Prime Minister Sogavare said the DCC Government is committed to facilitate the implementation of the project.

He told the delegation it was enlightening to hear that land ownership issues are sorted out and said his Government looks forward to working with them to facilitate the project’s implementation.

He said the next step is for the Government to ensure that basic infrastructure are put in place and to secure a genuine investor.

SIBC News understands implementation on the Auluta Palm Oil Project started in 2007.

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