BUA chiefs will not interfere with decisions of their people to consent to bauxite mining on their land.
Bose vanua ko Bua secretary Ratu Orisi Baleitavea said it was entirely up to respective landowners on how they wanted to use their land.
"As chiefs, we have already played our part in advising our people about the good and the bad of having a bauxite mine," he said.
"But it is entirely up to our people and they know the benefits. However, we will continue to emphasise the importance of keeping in mind the plight of our future generation. This is imperative because decisions made today will surely have an impact on our future generation. We won't be around to live with the impact in the future but our children's children will live with it."
Ratu Orisi, who is also the Tui Wainunu, said his traditional elders agreed not to have bauxite mining on their land.
"We have 13 big rivers in the area with thick vegetation and to agree to mining in the area is like a suicidal case considering the virgin forest we have," he said.
"Chiefs in Bua want the elders today to consider the plight of their future generation before making a decision."