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Monday, January 28, 2008

Guadalcanal Province to protest the newly proposed shopping mall in Honiara

The Guadalcanal Province says it will try to re-possess the plot of land which its Headquarters used to be located in Central Honiara.

The Province's Deputy Premier, Braddley Tovosia, says the Province would seek help from both the national government and the courts to re-possess the land.

Mr Tovosia says the former Provincial Government of Ezekiel Alebua sold the land to a Korean company which had started developing the land.

"Under procedures the Guadalcanal Premier is only a custodian of any land that belongs to the province. Only the Provincial executive not the Premier can make the decision to sell any provincial land. I believe the sale of land to the Korean enterprise is only for the benefit of the former Premier Ezekiel Alebua and the company."

The Guadalcanal Deputy Premier Mr Tovosia says the Province will be sending a letter of protest to the Korean Enterprise which last week had a ground-breaking ceremony to build a shopping mall on the land that is being disputed.

Source: SIBC

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