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Systems review for Lands

By Maika Bolatiki Systems and processes in the Ministry of Lands are currently under review. These two issues according to the Acting Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Lands and
07 Oct 2012 11:07

By Maika Bolatiki

Systems and processes in the Ministry of Lands are currently under review.
These two issues according to the Acting Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources, Mr Tevita Boseiwaqa were raised by the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Land Force Commander, Colonel Mosese Tikoitoga in an earlier meeting with staff of the Lands Department.
“The issues raised by the Land Force Commander are centred on our systems and processes.
“We have taken on board these issues and we are reviewing our processes to ensure that it is systematic and achieves the intentions of objectives of Government,” Mr Boseiwaqa said.
He said they were now working on their standard operating procedures [SOP] on all aspects of their operation.
“We are also reviewing our policies, which has been in place for more than a decade now.”
Mr Boseiwaqa said they had started divisional workshops to finalise the revised policies and SOPs by December and this will be implemented as from January next year.
“We are now also strengthening the Monitoring Unit to ensure that these are closely adhered to by our officers.”
He said they were also looking at the capacity of staff ensuring that they recruited the right people who were able to carry on the work and posting the current staff into the right field.
When asked about the new way forward for the ministry, Mr Boseiwaqa said – “The new way forward for the Ministry is to improve its image by improving its performance in terms of achieving our core functions and quick delivery of quality service.”
When asked how will this be achieved he said – “This will be achieved through, the review of the administrative structure. We want to ensure that we get the right people who are committed to do the work.”
He adds there are other things that are in the pipeline like reviewing the lease rental as some of the leases/state lands are undervalued.
They are also working on developing a complaints database to ensure effective communication of issues/matters needed by our customers both external and internal.
Mr Boseiwaqa has assured the public that the ministry’s new way forward will be good for all.




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