THE Bua Urban Youth Group is concerned about a section of the new Constitution which, it believes, prioritises government's economic interests over the iTaukei Land Trust Board's role.
A statement from the group highlighted that the iTaukei Affairs Board played a protective role as custodians of native land.
The group expressed doubts about sections 27 to 30 of the Constitution which considers protection of customary landowners and their future generations.
"The promise of a fair share of royalties from minerals found on native land leases is almost superficial given that it is still subject to the regulatory powers of the Minister of Lands as outlined in section 30 of the Constitution," the statement said.
"The Constitution also outlines the set-up of trusts for customary owners which will manage rentals, royalties, compensation and other benefits — the same process that the people of Nawailevu were subjected to but were not educated on and thus unprepared for."
Responding to the claims, deputy iTaukei Affairs Board CEO Colonel Apakuki Kurusiga said he had received a letter from the group.
"However, the Constitution has been printed and their concerns are a little too late," he said.
"The issues raised by the youths are minor and are already embodied in the spirit of the Constitution."