A REVIEW of how iTaukei will be registered in the Register of Native Landowners (Vola ni Kawa Bula) will be done by officials of the Native Land and Fisheries Commission ( NLFC).
This is neccessary to avoid relationship bickering and complaints from the iTaukei community.
Commission chairman Ratu Vananalagi Vesikula said their office had cases where people provided false information about their parents and other registration details to ensure their child was registered in the VKB.
Ratu Vananalagi said they received and dealt with such cases, adding it was time-consuming for NLFC to correct pre-planned false information.
He explained that in some cases, people did not provide information from the hospital where a child was born so the child was registered in the VKB under someone else's name.
He said the NLFC would first verify information of children who would be registered in the VKB on maternal ties.
He said registration would only be done after all information was received and verified by the head of clan or i liuliu ni tokatoka.
He also advised those iTaukei who resided at their mother's village not to create animosity and to follow Fijian protocol by submitting to those in authority.
A case from Ovalau was revealed to this newspaper where a man's name and 10 others were deleted from the register because that man tried to question and challenge the traditional title of that village.
Ratu Vananalagi said it was important for every iTaukei to know who they were in their vanua and their responsibilities.