NATION

Residents Rejoice After Receiving Lease Notices

Seventy-five registered leases, including 40 approval lease notices for 99 year leases were handed out to residents in the wider Nadi and Sigatoka area yesterday. The recipients received their notices
26 Oct 2018 12:28
Residents Rejoice After Receiving Lease Notices
Minister for Lands & Mineral Resources, Faiyaz Siddiq Koya and residents of Nadi with their registered leases. Photo: Mereleki Nai.

Seventy-five registered leases, including 40 approval lease notices for 99 year leases were handed out to residents in the wider Nadi and Sigatoka area yesterday.

The recipients received their notices document notices from the Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources, Faiyaz Koya, at the Nadi Civic Centre.

Among the jubilant crowd was Malolo Transmitter resident, Paras Ram, 43, who said he was grateful that his hope for a lease had been realised.

He said: “I am very proud in receiving my lease today. It’s been 12 years, I have been trying for the lease, but today I am very thankful to Government for giving us our lease. They are doing a good job and I want to thank the minister.”

Veniana Marama, 50, originally from Naivicula in Tailevu said: “We received a call about our lease. When we came to the Civic Centre with my husband, we came to know that we will be receiving our lease today, we were so happy today.

“For such a long time we were expecting this. But today we are so thankful that everything came into fulfillment. Now we know that we are secure with what we have received.”

Roshni Lata, 49, felt that Government should continue to lead the nation.

“I am very happy today. We were very poor when we came to Navakai and we struggled a lot with our lease. I am very happy with the minister and the Government for thinking of people like us. We want Bainimarama to lead.”

Apenisa Tuoti, originally from Namoko, Navosa, said: “It’s about 15 years, I have been living in Nadi. I have been working in a hotel in Denarau for six years and now I have other thing to take care of. I thank God for today.

“When I received the lease today from the minister I felt so contented and secure. I just can’t wait to tell my wife the good news.

“We have been waiting for this for so long, but today I felt so excited about the releasing of our leases. I want to thank the Government for thinking of such people like us living in settlements.”

Mr Koya said that Government initiatives had assured that all promises would be fulfilled.

“The Government had issued 173 registered leases in the Western Division.

“The ministry likes to remind you all that for the past, the current and the future recipients that you must take heed of the term and conditions outline of these leases. This is a legal obligation and you have a role to play so please do this with honesty and integrity,” he said.

 Edited by Jonathan Bryce

Feedback: mereleki.nai@fijisun.com.fj

 

 

Fiji Sun Instagram
Subscribe-to-Newspaper
error: