PM Offers Land Help

There is good news for people living on unsurveyed land in the Nausori area. The Government is coming to their aid by covering the cost of conducting land surveys which
08 Jul 2018 10:58
PM Offers Land Help
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama at the 2018 Annual Pooja at Mahadevi Temple at Vuci Road, Nausori on July 7, 2018. Photo: Simione Haravanua

There is good news for people living on unsurveyed land in the Nausori area.

The Government is coming to their aid by covering the cost of conducting land surveys which will allow more Fijians to formally obtain registered leases.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama announced the initiative last night, while speaking at the annual Pooja (prayer ceremony) at the Mahadevi Temple at Vuci Road, Nausori.

“We have a specific allocation in the Budget dedicated to those of you who are living on unsurveyed land, many of whom have been there for 20 or 30 years,” he said.

“This change will give many of you, your friends and neighbours the ability to enter into leases more quickly, and empower you with confidence and peace of mind.

“This newfound comfort and stability will allow you to focus making your houses feel more like homes, and you can move forward with investing in the structures you can proudly call your own and use as collateral at banks.”

The initiative comes at a welcome time for residents in the area, some of whom have lived for years in settlements without the hope of a residential lease.

Addressing devotees and guests at the temple, the Prime Minister said it was an exciting time to be alive in the Nausori area and, as head of Government, he looked forward to continuing to bring the benefits of our nation’s unprecedented prosperity to each of its citizens’ homes, schools and families.

“Many of the new projects that we have planned, from infrastructure building to waste collection to expanded medical services and education, will directly impact your families and communities.

“… just yesterday, I opened a new classroom block nearby at Nausori Primary School. But yesterday’s commissioning was just one of a series of many recent accomplishments that Fijians have witnessed in this area, as it has grown to become a major population centre and hub of economic activity in the greater Suva area,” Mr Bainimarama said.

“These signs of progress are everywhere; I’m sure that on your commute to the temple today, many of you saw ongoing infrastructure and construction works.

“And my Government has a blueprint for ensuring that the development which you’ve already witnessed is just the beginning.

Mr Bainimarama said the temple drew its hundreds of devotees from a number of surrounding communities who had all gathered for last night’s celebration and prayer.

“ … while you may come from different communities or family backgrounds, you are joined together by the bonds of shared spirituality –– and we can all feel that lively sense of fellowship in the air today,” he said.

“The positive energy is palpable, and I thank you for inviting me to share in with your families here this evening.

“Moments like these make me very proud to be your Prime Minister and they encourage me to continue my fight to create a more unified, inclusive Fiji with renewed vigour and passion.” Edited by Epineri Vula


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