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Work On Galoa ‘Village’ Begins

The work on the Galoa Settlement to be registered as a Fijian village has started. Currently the settlement sits on a freehold land which initially belonged to the mataqali Vusu.
24 May 2015 09:59
Work On Galoa ‘Village’ Begins

The work on the Galoa Settlement to be registered as a Fijian village has started.

Currently the settlement sits on a freehold land which initially belonged to the mataqali Vusu. The mataqali had recently re-acquired the land from the owner and this has been confirmed by the Permanent Secretary for Lands, Tevita Boseiwaqa.

He said they had a meeting last week with representatives from the Public Trustee, iTaukei Land Trust Board and landowners.

The land where Galoa is, according to Mr Boseiwaqa was re-purchased by the mataqali Vusu and was with the Public Trustee.

What was needed now was to revert this piece of land back to Native title.

“It will not be easy especially with the legal work involved,” Mr Boseiwaqa said.

After they had chosen their option they would seek legal advice from the Solicitor- General’s office.

The landowners had given their support.

Mr Boseiwaqa said there was a group that was not happy with the work that had already been carried out because they had contributed in the purchase of the land from the past owner.

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