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[New post] Opposition Leader as AG agreed to Act strengthening protection of customary land – but now wants to remove those protections

WordPress.com dailyvanuatu posted: " One of the Bills to be brought before Parliament next Monday is a Bill to repeal the Customary Land Management Act of 2013. It is described as a Private Member's Bill. It was, however, lodged by the Leader of the Opposition, Ishmael Kalsakau, who was " Respond to this post by replying above this line New post on Vanuatu Daily Digest Opposition Leader as AG agreed to Act strengthening protection of customary land – but now wants to remove those protections by dailyvanuatu One of the Bills to be brought before Parliament next Monday is a Bill to repeal the Customary Land Management Act of 2013. It is described as a Private Member's Bill. It was, however, lodged by the Leader of the Opposition, Ishmael Kalsakau, who was Attorney-General at the time the Bill was first enacted. The explanatory note regarding the Bill to Repeal, which has not been readily obtainable, claims that the Customary Land Management Act of 2013 fails to enhance the application of the constitutional rule by enabling customary institutions to deal with disputes over land owned in accordance with the customary law of each particular place. The Leader of the Opposition has opposition backbencher support for his present campaign against the three-year old legislation. A great deal of consultation took place to ensure that every means would be found to enable the Custom Land Management Act to ensure all proper customary rules were complied with, as the Honourable MP would be aware; after all, he was the AG originally enabled this legislation – and now wants repealed. The Customary Land Management Act was enacted to provide greater protection to customary lands against improper land dealings, by ensuring that all dealings affecting customary land involved community consultation at the nakamal level. Kalsakau has not been available for comment (he is overseas), but a spokesman said Read more of this post dailyvanuatu | November 20, 2016 at 2:54 pm | Tags: drought, infrastructure, land, politics, public service, Vanuatu, water | Categories: The Daily Digest | URL: http://wp.me/p2A4RK-1rO Comment    See all comments Unsubscribe to no longer receive posts from Vanuatu Daily Digest. Change your email settings at Manage Subscriptions. Trouble clicking? Copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://ift.tt/2eSGfuy Thanks for flying with WordPress.com

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