Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 8:15 AM on Tuesday 23 September

/ Front page / News

Lease money

Salaseini Moceiwai
Saturday, June 14, 2014

ABOUT 131 landowners in Macuata have yet to receive their lease money because they do not have bank accounts.

This was revealed to members of the Macuata Provincial Council by the iTaukei Land Trust Board regional manager Northern Semisi Baro in Labasa on Thursday.

Mr Baro said a substantial amount of lease money that needed to be distributed to bank accounts of the landowners was still with the board.

He said the unavailability of bank accounts was a major concern for them.

The board has pleaded with chiefs and landowners to collect necessary documents such as the deed of trust in order for them to create their bank accounts with the banks of their choices.

He said it was only proper for landowners to have such accounts because the money they had with them needed to be distributed to the rightful owners.

The board, Mr Baro said, had beseeched the co-operation and support from the owners for the purpose of distributing the lease money.

He added the board was planning to improve its laws, and terms and conditions saying part of the plan was to improve the board's forest policy.


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. PM's 1st mission
  2. Bainimarama's promise: I will serve all
  3. Free air travel for locals
  4. Back from the dead
  5. Civil service reform
  6. Bainimarama to be sworn in as FijiPM
  7. Electoral Commission announces seat allocation
  8. Double winner to continue advocacy for the elderly
  9. NFP's win a breakthrough: Professor Biman
  10. Police probe incident

Top Stories this Week

  1. FijiFirst claims 60 per cent Thursday (18 Sep)
  2. Parties reject result Friday (19 Sep)
  3. Leader of the pack Thursday (18 Sep)
  4. No stop Friday (19 Sep)
  5. No $20m ransom Tuesday (16 Sep)
  6. Fiji First in strong lead: Fiji Elections Saturday (20 Sep)
  7. FijiFirst leads Thursday (18 Sep)
  8. PM's 1st mission Monday (22 Sep)
  9. Elections supervisor to announce final results Friday (19 Sep)
  10. Bainimarama's promise: I will serve all Monday (22 Sep)