Public Consultation on land issues start next week in the central and northern division

Public Consultation on land issues start next week in the central and northern division

By Iliana Biutu
Saturday 09/12/2023
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The public consultation on land issues in the north and central starts next Monday where landowners and farmers are invited to give their views on various land issues they are facing such as land leases, renewal of licenses, premium issues and other matters.

The consultations will also be about meetings with landowners and farmers and give assurance to landowners, farmers, and tenants that the government will work in the shortest possible time to resolve some of the long pending issues regarding land leases.

The government aims to look into the land issues while engaging in deliberate strategies and solutions to resolve land-related issues in the long run.

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The ministries and agencies who will be part of this consultation include the Ministry of Finance, Strategic Planning, National Development & Statistics, Ministry of iTaukei Affairs, Ministry of Multi-Ethnic Affairs and Sugar, Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources, Ministry of Agriculture and Waterways, Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development and Disaster Management, and iTaukei Land Trust Board. Consultation starts on Monday from 9am to 10am at Solove Primary School, then it will move to Seaqaqa Sanatan Hall from 11.30am to 1pm, from 3pm to 4.30pm consultation will be held at Tabia Village Hall.

They are inviting members of the public to attend the consultations scheduled at the times and venues outlined.

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