The need to make use of vacant lands was raised at a National Development Planning Consultation Meeting in Dreketi this week.
Head teacher of Valelawa Primary School, Jagendra Prasad informed the NDP team that Government should look into parcels of land that are being left idle.
“I am from Nasarawaqa in Bua and I have seen that there is a lot of vacant land in the Bua Province,” Mr Prasad said.
“It’s a suggestion and humble request since government is working towards increasing productivity in the agriculture sector, why not make use of the idle lands?” Mr Prasad said
Divisional Planning Officer Northern Alipate Bolalevu said they would take note of their request and he was glad that the people in the North are committed are improving the agriculture sector.
“Yes we will take note of your request, this is for economic activity and this is what we have been informing people from Nabouwalu to Dreketi that there are vacant lands along this corridor which will soon attract investors,” Mr Boalevu said.
He said this was due to the Naboulwau- Dreketi Highway expected to be completed by December this year.