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Call to secure land rights

Serafina Silaitoga
Thursday, June 12, 2014

INDIGENOUS people in the North want the new government to ensure their landowning rights are protected.

This was an issue highlighted to the People's Democratic Party during their community visits.

Party North president Navitalai Masivuya said their community meetings had been a success.

"We have started from the Udu Point area and down to Seaqaqa and Savusavu areas where we have visited villages and settlements," Mr Masivuya said.

"And the feedback we got from them is really interesting as it varies between the different communities.

"The indigenous people want their rights secured and they also asked us whether the Constitution that includes their rights are genuine."

Mr Masivuya said the other communities wanted infrastructure improved.

"They want roads and communication issues improved. The different age groups also have their different needs that were also made known to us.

"Our community outreach has been successful because our team in Seaqaqa have been out with the people talking to them about our party's missions in helping the community.

"We have been invited by a lot of other villagers, including those on outer islands and they are all part of our campaign list."

Mr Masivuya said they would also visit Rabi and Taveuni islands.

"We are also working with chiefs and traditional leaders and their involvement is important."

Party leader Felix Anthony will visit the North this month.








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