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Rotuma New Laws Soon

The Commissioner Eastern, Luke Moroivalu, said the Rotuma Bill and Rotuma Land Bill would provide a guideline for the Rotuman people to move forward in terms of their well-being on
18 May 2015 08:56

The Commissioner Eastern, Luke Moroivalu, said the Rotuma Bill and Rotuma Land Bill would provide a guideline for the Rotuman people to move forward in terms of their well-being on a daily basis.

He said this while addressing the villagers of Pepjei and Juju during his tour on the island last week.

The Bills which are to regulate Rotuman affairs were tabled in Parliament last week.

The Bills also provide for the establishment of the Rotuma Council.

Mr Moroivalu, who was a district officer in Rotuma for 15 years, said during his service on the island they had to settle land disputes for chiefs because there was no Rotuma Land Act and no registration of Rotumans.

“May I inform the people of Juju and Pepjei the Rotuma Act and Rotuma Land Act is about to be tabled in Parliament;  now when you have that it will be easy,” Mr Moroivalu said.

He said these were very important documents and papers for the people of Rotuma.

“I know the honorable Prime Minister, during his visit last year, promised that a new Rotuma Act will be written and also the Rotuma Land Act. I know you have played your part and discussed according to the terms of reference with those who were involved in writing the Rotuma Act and the Rotuma Land Act,” he said.

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