4 Sep 2018

Vanuatu ministers meet with chiefs, landowners over Ambae relocation

6:58 am on 4 September 2018

Vanuatu's Council of Ministers has met with chiefs and landowners concerning the relocation of about 2000 Ambaeans to the island of Maewo.

People being evacuated from Ambae.

Photo: Nixon Garae Tambeana

The Ambaeans were moved there because of the erupting Manaro volcano.

The Daily Post reports Maewo chiefs are opposed to the government buying land for the Ambaeans to settle on.

Foreign Minister Ralph Regevanu said the chiefs of Maewo want custom adoption to enable the evacuees to be adopted into their respective tribes.

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