Minister of Infrastructure and Public Works, Jay Ngwele, has signed an official declaration on public roads in 16 different islands of the country.
According to the office of the Director General of the Ministry of Public utility and Infrastructure, the official declarations were signed by Minister Ngwele this week.
The official declaration of the public roads is made according to Public Roads Act No. 35 of 2013 in which only the minister of Public Utility has the power to declare any public roads in Vanuatu.
The official declaration signed by the minister includes public roads on Aore, Paama, Emae, Aneityum, Motalava, Aniwa, Nguna, Tongariki, Futuna, Epi, Malo Ambrym, Tongoa, Maewo, Erromango and Gaua in TORBA province.
With such a declaration, the government has the authority to work and keep these roads accessible for public use and can do renovation works on them without any disturbance.