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 Govt Will Protect Landowners Interests, PM Reassures Fijians

Mr Bainimarama said once the value of land increases, the land lease would also increase.
04 Apr 2022 14:15
 Govt Will Protect Landowners Interests, PM Reassures Fijians
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama. Photo: Leon Lord

Fijian landowners have been reassured that the Govern­ment will do everything it can to advance their interests.

Prime Minister Voreqe Baini­marama, while speaking on Radio Fiji One yesterday, said landowners were an important part of Government’s initiatives especially land lease issues.

Over the last 15 years, the Gov­ernment has made sure that landowners are fairly compen­sated for the use of their land.

Memorandum of Understanding

A Memorandum of Understand­ing had been signed between the iTaukei Lands Trust Board, the Ministry of Lands, the Ministry of Local Government and the Ministry of Economy to address the concerns of landowners.

Furthermore, the Land Devel­opment Vetting portal which was recently launched gives access for surveyors to see the state of the land and its value.

Mr Bainimarama said once the value of land increases, the land lease would also increase.

He also spoke about the remov­al of VAT (value added tax) on 21 essential items in the revised 2021-2022 budget and attributed it to Government’s commitment to serving the needs of the peo­ple.

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