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Residents praise Govt after receiving land lease titles

One of the pioneering residents of Clopcott Settlement in Ba was a happy man after he received his iTaukei Land Trust Board (TLTB) lease for the first time. Ram Karan
28 Oct 2018 12:23
Residents praise Govt after receiving land lease titles
Ram Karan

One of the pioneering residents of Clopcott Settlement in Ba was a happy man after he received his iTaukei Land Trust Board (TLTB) lease for the first time.

Ram Karan was among the 108 recipients who received the lease titles from the Minister for Local Government, Housing, Community Development and Infrastructure and Transport, Parveen Bala at the National Fire Authority in Ba yesterday.

Mr Karan, 81, recalled how he had been living in the area for the past 56 years and watched his eight children grow up there.

“When I came here there was no electricity, water and no infrastructure.

“It was a tough upbringing in this part of Ba,” he said.

“I am happy today after all I did not believe that I would get the title. There are tarsealed roads here as well. I am thankful with the rest of the people in this area to see this done by a Government which has good ministers and I do pray that God will be with them.

“There are about 200 people here. Now there is a hospital opening and I know we are in good hands.

“We should support this Government and the more we give them support the more they will do for us.”

Mariamma Shakuntla, 62, from Vatiyaka in Ba said: “I thank the FijiFirst for making it possible.

“We cannot believe this has finaly happened.

“We have a place we can truly call home.”

Jwala Prasad, 61, a widow said: “I am very happy nad thank the Government for giving us the lease which has been long over due.”

Mr Bala said: “This is a historic moment.

“This project, like others are clearly a testament of the FijiFirst Government’s commitment to serve and care for all Fijians irrespective of who you are.

“Not to promise change but to deliver change,” he said.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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