MEMBERS of the Royal Land Commission today meet with some People’s Representatives in Parliament to discuss land issues of concern.
This is part of their general public consultations into public views and concerns relating to land laws and practices in Tonga.
Secretary of the Royal Land Commission, Gloria Pole’o says the consultation with People’s Representatives is to seek their views on any issues relating to land laws and land issues as part of their final stage of public consultation with focused group.
Pole’o says getting the parliamentarians view on the matter is important as they are the people’s representatives in Parliament.
Similar consultation with the Noble’s Representatives in Parliament is scheduled for next month, August 3rd.
According to Pole’o, the first and second phase of public consultation has now been completed with the final stage still underway.
They have completed general inquiries in New Zealand, Australia and the United States of America and all of the Tonga group except the Niuas, where they will travel there next month.
The four member Royal Land Commissioners include the Chairman, Baron Fielakepa, two Commissioners Lord Tupou and Kahu Afeaki and Secretary Pole’o.
The Royal Commission was appointed in October 2010 to inquire into land matters of importance to the public welfare.