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Residents Rejoice After Receiving Land Lease Notices

The long wait to secure their 99-year leases is finally over for resi­dents outside Nadi and Siga­toka Towns in the Western Division. On Thursday 68 recipients were handed their lease
10 Nov 2018 11:00
Residents Rejoice After Receiving Land Lease Notices
68 recipients were handed their lease documents from the Minister for Trade, Tourism, Land and Mineral Resources, Faiyaz Koya (middle) at the Nadi Civic Centre on November 8, 2018. Photo: DEPTFO NEWS

The long wait to secure their 99-year leases is finally over for resi­dents outside Nadi and Siga­toka Towns in the Western Division.

On Thursday 68 recipients were handed their lease documents from the Minis­ter for Land and Mineral Re­sources, Faiyaz Koya at the Nadi Civic Centre.

“At last we have finally re­ceived what we have been waiting for, for years, thanks to the Government,” said 66-year-old recipient Janif Khan

Mr Khan, a Justice of Peace and resident of Mate Road, Korovuto was grateful that his yearning for lease ap­proval came to fulfillment.

“I am happy because it has been 12 years that I have been waiting for my lease and finally I have received it today,” he said.

“Before I bought a crown land lease and they stopped me from building a house. So I bought a native land lease in Korovuto and build a house there. I am thankful for the FijiFirst Government for working on the renewal of leases.”

Renuka Devi, 52, resident of Nacobi Sonasali and orig­inally from Kabisi Sigatoka, has been looking forward to the releasing of leases today.

“It has been 10 years since we bought the land we have been expecting renewal of our lease,” Ms Devi said.

“I am grateful today for this government in thinking of us and giving us our lease.”

A security officer and a fa­ther of six, 48- year-old Asi­vurusi Bukalidi felt privi­leged in receiving the lease yesterday.

Originally from Ovalau and now residing at Votua­levu, Nadi he said, it was hard to get something like this from the previous Gov­ernment.

“My wife and I, we are over­joyed today that we receive our lease from the Govern­ment.

“It is an answer to our prayers. A great help to my family. I thank this Govern­ment for assisting us in so many ways.”

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

“I am pleased to tell you all that it’s over, that you have finally received your leases,” Mr Koya said.

“In order to regularise the livelihood of our people who reside in informal settle­ments, the ministry has pro­vided the approval notices.

“Remember this is Govern­ment work and Government continues until after the election.

“I am the Government min­ister and I will continue to serve the people. The min­istry will continue to serve you to the best of its abilities for the benefit of all citizens of this country.

“I would like to remind all the past, current and future recipients of the approval notices to take heed of the terms and condition out­lined in the leases.”

Edited by Percy Kean

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