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PM: New Office To Boost TLTB Services

     People living in Naitasiri, Tailevu and Rewa and residents of Nausori will no longer have to travel to Suva to access services provided by the iTaukei Land Trust
18 Oct 2018 15:20
PM: New Office To Boost TLTB Services
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama officially opens the new iTaukei Land Trust Board office in Nausori on October 17, 2018. Photo: DEPTFO News

 

 

 People living in Naitasiri, Tailevu and Rewa and residents of Nausori will no longer have to travel to Suva to access services provided by the iTaukei Land Trust Board, says PM

The opening of the new iTaukei Land Trust Board (TLTB) Sub-Regional of­fice in Nausori is the latest in Govern­ment’s concerted campaign to expand the reach of its services.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama made this remark when he opened the office yester­day.

Mr Bainimarama who is also the Minister for the iTaukei Affairs said it was 1999 when this office last served the Fijian public, before it was shut down by the Government at that time.

“I know that was a big disappointment for many who have had to make the inconven­ient journey to Suva to access TLTB services for nearly two decades now,” he said.

However, these doors were open again and they had been able to fund the opening of this new office, because Government had put Fiji – and its economy – in a strong financial posi­tion to do so.

He said they expanded their land manage­ment services in Korovou to cover the Tai­levu North Area and Rakiraki back in 2016.

“We opened new TLTB offices in Sigatoka and Savusavu in 2017. And only a few months ago I was in Ba, opening another new sub-regional TLTB office,” he said.

Mr Bainimarama also launched the new TLTB website which can be accessed on www.tltb.com.fj

“It has a cleaner, simpler and more user-friendly design that will give Fijians a far more effective online resource to obtain in­formation and communicate directly with the TLTB.

“So if you have a smart phone, feel free to check it out. Actually, my Government just launched a new free wi-fi hotspot here in Nausori at Syria Park in case you’re low on data.”

Grant

Mr Bainimarama also issued iTaukei Land Trust Board (TLTB) Seed Fund Grant.

Recipient Serupepeli Waqabaca received 7000 from the grant.

The pig farmer said he would use this mon­ey for the construction of new pig pens.

“I now own 25 pigs – 15 piglets, four sows and a boar. I had asked for $13,000 I’m glad to receive part of it,” Mr Waqabaca said.

“The plan is to expand my pig farm by con­structing more pig pens on my leased land.

“My pigs are selling from $400 to $500 and sometimes, $800 depending on their size and my customers needs,” he said.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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