Mere’s sweep continues

Mere Vuniwaqa is continuing her sweep through the Lands and Mineral Resources Ministry. She’s pounced on the long delays which plague her Ministry’s services, which nearly all consultations have highlighted. She said the Ministry had drafted Standing Operating Procedures (SOP) which sat on existing policies that have been there for too long. “If we take for example the mineral resources polices, national policy is dated 1997, and we all know that there has been laws in that area and there has been a bill that has been circulated for the past decade, so there’s a need to review these policies and put them in place. “But the emphasis right now is just to pull out some mechanics of certainty to give our customers more certainty from the Ministry. That is the essence or the underline rationale for holding these consultations”, she said.

Fijilive November 29, 2014 Lands Ministry to review polices

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