A high delegation from the Malaita Provincial government is part of the delegation from Ministry of National Unity Reconciliation and Peace that will leave for Fiji, Tuesday.
Leading the Malaitan delegation is the Malaita provincial premier Peter Channel Ramoia, Minister of the Eastern Regional Affair Finely Fiumae, Minister of the Malaita Outer Islands Regional Affairs Patrick Pua, an officer from the office of lands and a rep from the provincial assembly Lesley Kwaiga.
This was confirmed by the Malaita Provincial Secretary Jackson Gege yesterday.
Mr. Gege said while the national intention of the delegation is to meet the indigenous Solomon Islanders who have settled in Fiji since the colonial time, Malaita provincial government will use the time to look at how Fiji managed their customary lands.
He said currently Malaita is looking for a suitable approach to register customary lands in the province to make them available for development where he said the Malaita delegation will take the opportunity to closely look at the Fiji system of customary land registration and development.
He said this will give the Malaita delegation a fair idea on how to go about customary land registration and to make the customary land available for development.
The Malaita delegation will also take time to meet Malaita students who are currently studying at the University of the South Pacific.
By BIRIAU WILSON SAENI