One month notice to vacate state lands and properties

The Department of Lands and Physical Planning is clamping down on illegal occupancy of state land throughout the country.

A suburban Port Moresby

The department through its secretary Benjamin Samson has issued a public notice to any persons illegally occupying, residing or squatting on state land throughout the country to immediately vacate the land.

This also goes to any persons illegally occupying a state property.

Mr Samson said anyone who tries to occupy or squat on state land must also refrain from doing so.

“Any persons who fail to observe this notice is hereby given one month from the date of this notice to vacate and pull down any illegal structures erected on the land,” he said.

“Failure to do so will result in the use of appropriate and available means to deal with the persons concerned.”

Personal assistant to the secretary confirmed yesterday that the notice was issued last February 13, 2020.

Mr Samson said: “Provincial administrators, town councils and municipal authorities are advised to take note and enforce this notice for compliance purposes.”


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