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Qauia Villagers Back Five-Year Plan

Qauia settlement residents are happy with the five-year development plan put forward by the Government. This plan, according to the chairman of the Prime Minister’s Resettlement Task Force Kisoko Cagituevei,
31 May 2015 10:51
Qauia Villagers Back Five-Year Plan

Qauia settlement residents are happy with the five-year development plan put forward by the Government.

This plan, according to the chairman of the Prime Minister’s Resettlement Task Force Kisoko Cagituevei, will include the subdivision of the land for all the 360 families at the settlement.

In a meeting in Qauia last Thursday, Mr Cagituevei told residents that threats by landowners were a non-issue because land at Qauia was outside their reserve.

He said majority of the landowners agreed for the development plan to go ahead and asked for a few commercial lots to be included.

“The commercial lots are also in the plan,” Mr Cagituevei said.

He said the first phase of development would start soon.

On the threats buy the landowners, he said Government paid $140,000 for the lease premium and residents would pay the rest.

“For that payment done to the iTaukei Land Trust Board (TLTB), it will be distributed equally to all landowners and not only to a few.”

The payment, he said, guaranteed their ownership of a piece of land after the subdivision.

Mr Cagituevei advised all the residents that if landowners made other demands to them, they should report it to the Task Force.

He said after the subdivision the 360 families would be given their lots and titles and their future would be secure for the 99-year term of the lease.

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