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Nanuku Dilemma; More Houses Surface In Area

After almost 30 years of attempts to evict the residents, the company made a decision to purchase land at Makoi and properly develop it.
24 Sep 2021 12:53
Nanuku Dilemma; More Houses Surface In Area
The road that leads to Nanuku informal settlement in Vatuwaqa next to the Fiji School for the Blind. Photo: Ronald Kumar

The Ministry of Housing and Community Development has found new houses constructed in the Nanuku Street informal settlement.

Permanent secretary Sanjeeva Perera confirmed this after they conducted a survey.

He said the ministry suspected that these houses were constructed with the hope that they would be included in the list that were getting lots in Makoi.

“Our survey regarding which houses are eligible for lots once the development is completed has been done and people identified,” he said.

“People are thinking they would be entitled to the new lots being developed by building a home in Nanuku.”

The land at Nanuku where almost 200 families are living illegally belongs to K Bhindi Brothers Pte Limited. This is freehold land.

After almost 30 years of attempts to evict the residents, the company made a decision to purchase land at Makoi and properly develop it.

Once the land is developed, all those identified under the Ministry of Housing survey would be given lease titles for the land at Makoi.

The land at Makoi is still under development and it is still yet to be determined when it would be ready to receive the new lot owners.

In an earlier report with the landowners,  Nanuku is eyed for industrial development.

Feedback: shalveen.chand@fijisun.com.fj

 



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