Bills tackled in Aitutaki consultations

Tuesday July 14, 2020 Written by Published in Economy

The Immigration Bill Select Committee is currently in Aitutaki for consultations.

Parliament’s acting clerk Jeannine Daniel confirmed the first session is with the Aitutaki Island Council, Members of Parliament, Aronga Mana, the Religious Advisory Council and the Aitutaki Economic Development Taskforce at the Ngapuariki Hall in Arutanga, Aitutaki.

The Select Committee is to review and consider the Immigration Bill 2020 and report its recommendations to Parliament by September 30.

Internal Affairs Minister Mac Mokoroa is the chairperson.

Consultation in Aitutaki also includes presentations by the Ministry of Agriculture, the Associate Minister of Agriculture, Patrick Arioka and Agriculture secretary Temarama Anguna-Kamana presenting on the proposed Agriculture Bill 2020.

The new bill will cancel out the Agriculture Act of 1978, with a purpose to provide for the development of sustainable agricultural practices, new data collection and procedures and also provide for inspectors and specify their powers.

1 comment

  • Comment Link Blandus  Bob Tuesday, 14 July 2020 13:54 posted by Blandus Bob

    My people in Aitutaki looking at this,the government want to take over all our rights on our own land,and also to us to buy the water that God created for our family and friends to drink.
    We will buy the water to feed our animals and our plants if this bill go ahead.
    So think again for our next generation not to go through this. This government is a greedy government not looking at the people just themselves.
    Are we the only Cook island’s, what about the other islands they not part of the Cook Islands why Rarotonga and Aitutaki only what kind of government is this, no money to pay them what about the 2.35m sponsors or granted for our water system
    So again do what is right for our people our old people.
    They can’t work, for most people in Aitutaki no jobs
    Thank you again
    May our lord bless the Cook Islands people

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