Breaking news: brazen corruption as Dept of Lands staff award themselves cheap land

Further to our earlier post, the corrupt land dealings in Santo aren’t limited to the Department of Lands staff. It appears that the Land Management and Planning Committee (LMPC) members, meant to be giving independent oversight of the approval of land leases, have decided that they and their friends also deserve some cheap Luganville land. How many of the ten LMPC members profited from their own decision? All ten.

More details in the attached LMPC minutes from 4 October (PDF, 584kb). 

Here is a full list of LMPC members, Department of Lands officers and other beneficiaries of this deal, “per Ministerial instruction”:

  1. Peter Pata, LMPC Chairman / Acting Director, Land Management
  2. Joe Kelison Joes, LMPC member / Planning Section, Department of Lands
  3. Prosper Buletari, LMPC member / Sanma Province
  4. Harry Tete, LMPC member / Luganville Municipality
  5. Philip Koroka, LMPC member / Survey Section, Department of Lands
  6. Benuel Tabi, LMPC member / Land Tribunal
  7. Gwen Wells, Lease Enforcement Officer, Department of Lands
  8. Philip Banban, LMPC member / Agriculture Dept.
  9. Dick Tomker, LMPC member / Regional Forestry Officer, Forestry Department
  10. Anaclet Philip, LMPC member /Environment Officer, Sanma Province
  11. Joe Ligo, DG, Ministry of Lands
  12. Gordon Willie, Department of Lands Officer
  13. Willie Kalo, Department of Lands Officer
  14. Richard Dick, Department of Lands Officer
  15. Henjo Ken Matahu, Department of Lands Officer
  16. Jay Hinge, Department of Lands Officer
  17. Thomas Malvanu, Department of Lands Officer
  18. George Shem, Department of Lands Officer
  19. Celestine Delaveau, Department of Lands Officer
  20. Rosette Kalmet, IWRM
  21. Pauline Rii, Department of Lands Officer
  22. Billy George, Department of Lands Officer
  23. Eslyn Garae, Department of Geology and Mines Officer
  24. Martin Sokomanu, Department of Lands Officer
  25. Rolenas Baereleo, Department of Lands Officer
  26. Rocky Adams, Department of Lands Officer
  27. Rachel Poki, Department of Lands Officer
  28. Viviane Wilfred, Department of Lands Officer
  29. Dominique William, Department of Lands Officer
  30. Josephine Antas, Department of Lands Officer
  31. Rodson Aru, Department of Lands Officer
  32. Naelo Tosso, Department of Lands Officer
  33. Julie Andrews, Department of Lands Officer
  34. Darren Fatu, Department of Lands Officer
  35. Donaldson Jimmy, Department of Lands Officer
  36. Elkem Toungen, Department of Lands Officer
  37. Jean Marc Pierre, Department of Lands Officer
  38. Jean Claude Willie, Department of Lands Officer
  39. Harold Moli, Department of Lands Officer
  40. George Kerby, Department of Lands Officer
  41. Rogatien Andre, Public Works Department, Luganville
  42. Alistair Arthur, Department of Lands Officer
  43. Tony Kanas, Department of Lands Officer

2 Comments on “Breaking news: brazen corruption as Dept of Lands staff award themselves cheap land”

  1. Caroline says:

    Some of the applications listed above were refused and the land approved to other people: nos 5, 23, 25,

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  2. Antonio Josiah says:

    Reblogged this on Musings Blong Orrbésau.

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