Fiji Time: 2:00 PM on Sunday 23 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Council discusses lease issue

Repeka Nasiko
Saturday, May 31, 2014

SOME district reps in the Ba Province want the lease payment system reverted to the method used prior to 2011.

When the issue was discussed during the two-day Ba Provincial Council meeting in Viseisei, Vuda, the reps said heads of landowning units should be entitled to a larger portion of the payment.

The amendment to the lease payments came into force in January, 2011.

The changes resulted in the equal distribution of lease monies between all members of a mataqali or landowning unit.

Council chairman Ratu Tevita Momoedonu said TLTB North West manager had assured that a team would visit the concerned districts.

He said the council also agreed to discuss the issue further with concerned landowners and the authorities.

Roko tui Ba Josefa Toganivalu said while the issue was discussed extensively during the two-day meet, it would have to be discussed further with each landowning unit within the province.

"That issue has been raised but we will have to engage each landowning unit to discuss the matter with them before we take it to the relevant authorities," he said.

Meanwhile, the meeting was hailed a success by the chairman.

"To me personally, as the chairman of the Ba Provincial Council and this being my first time to chair the council meeting, I am very satisfied with the presentations done and the response from district reps," he said.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Sturridge out for the season
  2. $50m more
  3. This team is much fitter than Gold Coast winning team says Ryan
  4. Chaudhry describes budget as 'ambitious and unrealistic'
  5. FCEF: Budget to help Fijians
  6. Fiji's return anticipated
  7. Three drown
  8. Alcohol duty up by 10pc
  9. Fijians win
  10. $239m for consistent access to piped water supply

Top Stories this Week

  1. Tourist's death: Murder accused to appear in court Monday (17 Nov)
  2. Stabbed to death Tuesday (18 Nov)
  3. Prime Minister Modi arrives in Fiji Wednesday (19 Nov)
  4. Kill victim cried for help Tuesday (18 Nov)
  5. The man behind the scene Monday (17 Nov)
  6. Bula Mr Modi Wednesday (19 Nov)
  7. Man found unconscious, dies in hospital Monday (17 Nov)
  8. Modi-fied Thursday (20 Nov)
  9. Modi announces visa on arrival for Fiji people Wednesday (19 Nov)
  10. WHAT FIJI WILL GET Thursday (20 Nov)