MEMBERS of the community in the west made good use of the face to face consultation with the Ministry of Lands officers over the past few days.
Lands Ministry permanent secretary Tevita Boseiwaqa, who visited the team in Nadi, said the feedback of this exercise had been positive
"In Sigatoka, 50 per cent turned up meaning they were satisfied with the first session and for those that failed to turn up we will write letters regarding their concerns raised earlier last month," he said.
"The scenario is also the same for Nadi and it's encouraging to also see customers coming to make use of this exercise.
"We are using this approach to satisfy our customers in the sense that it doesn't mean to give them what they want but to tell them to understand the decisions being made to various complaints and queries.
"This exercise has also seen a drastic reduction of complaints received by our office"
Mr Boseiwaqa said people in the west should make use of this initiative and seek advice from the officers with regards to land issues.
He also urged the landowners to make use of this service.
Yavusa Nadi member of Namotomoto, Rusiate Waqa thanked the government and the ministry for providing services at the doorsteps of the people in the west.
"I was also present during the first round of this consultation and I am satisfied that all my queries have been met.
"I thank the government for this great concept of coming down and meeting the people," said Mr Waqa.
Mr Boseiwaqa said all complaints received during the consultation had been attended to.
He said the team would move to the Central Division after completing their west tour.
More than 150 people in Nadi and Sigatoka attended the consultations.