Embattled Minister Finally Responds To Parliamentary Summon

Hon. Anguei Diing Diing has been accused of not settling land disputes in the state for which the state parliamentarians severally summoned him but he defied.

However, appearing before the legislators on Monday, Anguei promised to abide by his constitutional and legal obligations to resolve land issues in the state.

“I have heard you and now ready to act based on your request,” said Anguei. “I will make sure that the rest of the land issues are solved with relevant governing land Acts of Local Government and Transitional Land Act adopted here in this assembly.”

Despite not honouring summons severally before, the minister managed to convince the parliamentarians of why some land disputes have not been resolved. He blamed the land conflicts in the state on “interference by other institutions” and fellow “colleagues” in the state government.

“All these messes were in fact recently noted and became part of my concern too,” he said. “I was trying to handle most of them but only found that some of them were not caused by my ministry.” The minister however pledged to work hard to address the alarming land issues in the state in a bid to avoid escalation of land conflicts.

The State Assembly allowed the minister to resume his day to day activities of the ministry.

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