Land Board: To Screen Applications for Urban Development Leases

The Lands Board has appealed to all citizens who have applied for land in different parts of the country, to front up for the board meetings before Wednesday the 19th of February.

Chairman Sam Wange said all applicants must be present in order for the board to assess applicants thoroughly before awarding land titles.


Mr Wange said these are applications dating back to 2010, and the board is working around the clock to address these backlogs by next Wednesday.


The board has been working tirelessly in the past 2 weeks to screen and assess applications before awarding land titles dating back to 2010.


The chairman Mr. Wange said not all applicants have turned up for the meetings and has urged all applicants, particularly those in other provinces, to come into Port Moresby before Wednesday the 19th of February to support their application in person.


An urgent call was made to those who have applied for the Urban Development Leases.


A special mention is schedule for tomorrow and board members said this is the only meeting scheduled for UDL applicants and it is important they attend.


In the recent past, the lands minister queried the delay in outstanding awarding of land titles.


This is the first board meeting concerning this outstanding issue.


It was reported that over 10 thousand applications had yet to be screened.


The board is adamant they will thoroughly screen and then award all the outstanding titles dating back to 2010.


All these are expected to complete by next Wednesday.


New applications will be discussed and screened in the month of March.

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