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Koya Says, Wait Is Over For Bangladesh Settlement Residents

The Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Lands and Mineral Resources Faiyaz Siddiq Koya Awarded ‘Approval Notices To Lease’ The wait is over as 43 people residing in Bangladesh Set­tlement, Tavua
16 Jun 2018 10:00
Koya Says, Wait Is Over For Bangladesh Settlement Residents
Siri Mati (left) receives her Approval Notices to Lease documents from the Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Lands and Mineral Resources Faiyaz Siddiq Koya at the FSC grounds in Rakiraki, on June 14, 2018.

The Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Lands and Mineral Resources Faiyaz Siddiq Koya Awarded ‘Approval Notices To Lease’

The wait is over as 43 people residing in Bangladesh Set­tlement, Tavua after they were awarded their “Approval No­tices to Lease” by Government on Thursday.

The Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Lands and Mineral Re­sources Faiyaz Koya officiated during the event at the Fiji Sugar Corporation (FSC) grounds in Ra­kiraki.

“This is again a demonstration of the Fijian Government’s commit­ment to fostering an environment for sustainable and inclusive eco­nomic growth, they have travelled all the way from Tavua to be with us,” Mr Koya said.

“I thank them for their patience and understanding. For some the wait is now over.”

A grateful 77-year-old widow, Siri Mati said it was like a dream come true for her, because now the para­noia and living in fear of being evicted were over.

“Now, I can without fear develop the residential land that I have been given. It will be done with a lot of hope for my family,” Ms Mati said.

She is living alone because both her daughters are now happily married and have moved overseas, but remained in constant contact.

“They will be happy to hear this, because at last now I know that I have security of land and this pro­vides me with an opportunity to de­velop our land and our house,” she said.

Ms Mati said, she was awarded a lease to their 637 square metres residential land at Bangladesh Set­tlement in Tavua.

She thanked the Fijian Govern­ment for taking their plea into con­sideration and for helping them with what they had always prayed for. Edited by Percy Kean

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