People gathering the signatures for the SODELPA petition are playing on the fear of losing land – Draunidalo
HOPE Leader says it is ridiculous to say the iTaukei will lose their land forever

People gathering the signatures for the SODELPA petition are playing on the fear of losing land – Draunidalo

HOPE Leader says it is ridiculous to say the iTaukei will lose their land forever

By Vijay Narayan , Naveel Krishant
Monday 26/07/2021
HOPE Party Leader Ro Tupou Draunidalo

HOPE Party Leader Ro Tupou Draunidalo has objected to the lies told to people that are being asked to sign the SODELPA petition to withdraw the Bill to amend the iTaukei Land Trust Act as she says she has been told that people are being told that they will lose their land. Draunidalo says this is very concerning after she received the information from her relatives in Navosa.

She says with this change through the Bill, it will free up the iTaukei Land Trust Board from giving consent to mortgage and other administrative matters, and they can then focus on land arrears and other pressing matters for the landowners.

Draunidalo also stresses that TLTB still has the powers as it has to give consent on the transfer of any iTaukei lease.

She says she has also spoken to her family members in Nadi and Lautoka, and they have also said that the people gathering the signatures for the SODELPA petition are playing on the fear of losing land.

Draunidalo says the amendment to the iTaukei Land Trust Act will make iTaukei land more attractive.

She also says it is every Prime Minister’s duty to look into investment in the country.

Draunidalo says this Prime Minister is doing nothing different as he is looking at investments in the country for the betterment of everyone.

She also says even lawyer Richard Naidu has said that technically there is nothing wrong with the Bill to amend the iTaukei Land Trust Act. Draunidalo asks then what seems to be the problem.

Meanwhile SODELPA Leader, Viliame Gavoka says everyone knows why the signatures are being taken and the people have been given a clear message on why the Bill has to be removed.



Latest Videos

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
IN DEPTH
Womens Rugby World Cup 2022
Quarter-final qualification is now the goal for the Rooster Chicken Fijiana 15’s following their 21-17 victory against South Africa.
38 days ago

Queen Elizabeth II passes away
Queen Elizabeth II, the UK's longest-serving monarch, has died aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.
68 days ago

Fiji wins Melrose Cup after 17 years
Fiji wins the RWC 7s title after 17 year drought
70 days ago
FEATURE NEWS
SOE dismisses complaint against Bainimarama and Sayed-Khaiyum
The complaint by Unity Fiji supporter and former Opposition Leader Mick Beddoes has been dismissed by the Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem. ...
13 hours ago
LATEST NEWS
FEO issues notice to Ferrel Khan to remove statement or information published on his Facebook page
The Fijian Elections Office has issued a notice to Ferrel Khan to remove statement or information published on his Facebook page. The FEO says the ...
12 hours ago

People have the chance to make history as they hold the power to change government - Rabuka
People's Alliance Leader Sitiveni Rabuka says the people of Fiji have a chance to make history as they hold the power to change the government come ...
12 hours ago

Fiji is an agricultural country and we must invest in it - Chaudhry
The Leader of the Fiji Labour Party Mahendra Chaudhry says they feel Fiji is an agricultural country and they must invest in agriculture, revive the ...
12 hours ago

People’s Alliance issued with notice to remove Facebook posts on election misinformation
The Fijian Elections Office has received a complaint from Jerry Kalo highlighting to the FEO a recent video publication made by the People’s ...
12 hours ago

Alexander O’Connor referred to FICAC
Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem has referred FijiFirst candidate, Alexander O’Connor to the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption ...
14 hours ago

TOP