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Land lease concerns

Felix Chaudhary
Thursday, June 19, 2014

SUGARcane growers in Nawaicoba in Nadi were assured that land lease issues raised by them at stakeholders consultations held earlier this year would be addressed.

Sugar Cane Growers Council CEO Sundresh Chetty said 72 growers met with his office and representatives from the iTaukei Land Trust Board to discuss lease expiry issues earlier this month.

More meetings with the traditional landowners from the yavusa Leweivunaniu from Yako will be held over the next two weeks to resolve the lease issue.

"These are very productive growers who produce in excess of 20,000 tonnes annually.

"Many of them had expressed concern because their leases are due to expire between now and 2017."

TLTB chief executive Alipate Qetaki said discussions on the issue so far, had been cordial in nature, and the face-to-face meetings between lease holders and landowners would hopefully achieve outcomes that would be beneficial for all parties concerned.








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