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Tamavua Villagers Want Govt Involved

Tamavua Village wants Government to be part of its development plan. The idea was put forward following a proposal made yesterday by the chairman of the village Lease and Land
15 Jul 2015 13:28
Tamavua Villagers Want Govt Involved
Tamavua villagers after their consultations in Tamavua village hall yesterday. Photo: Jona Konataci

Tamavua Village wants Government to be part of its development plan.

The idea was put forward following a proposal made yesterday by the chairman of the village Lease and Land Development committee, Kaminieli Tunisau, to the Government’s National Development Plan Public consultation team at the village.

He said their housing project was earmarked for the village and when it was completed, two homes would be handed to the various mataqali.

“They are going to rent the houses and whatever money they get will go into their account for the benefit of the members,” he said.

This village project site, Mr Tunisau said, was located along Princes Road. The other village housing project site is near the Twoomey Hospital.

Another village project is the survey of their land. Mr Tunisau said some families currently residing on their land had claimed the land belonged to Kalabu.

“We want our land surveyed so that landownership was clear,” he said.

He also thanked Government for giving the people the chance to make submissions on the National Development Plans.

 

Village concerns

Mr Tunisau also raised some of their concerns.

He said compensation for the water catchment area had not been paid to them, since it was used.

“We have been raising this to past Governments and no one seemed to bother.”

The last time they had a meeting with Government officials, he said they were told to go to the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF).

“We had met with WAF and they told us they will come back, but they have not.”

Another concern was number of land leases that had expired and they wanted the land back.

Mr Tunisau said a piece of land given to Government for the construction of a house for the man responsible for pumping water from the Wailoku Reservoir to the Tamavua Hospital, was now occupied by WAF.

“Tamavua Hospital had piped water long time ago and we want our land back.”

 

Lease payments

Mr Tunisau said they wanted lease paid to the mataqali and not to be shared equally to all members.

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