Fiji Time: 9:51 PM on Wednesday 4 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Homes destroyed

Mere Naleba
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

THE People's Community Network (PCN) yesterday stated that people residing on land at the centre of controversy between Jittu Estate residents and the NGO are causing "irresponsible obstruction" to developments that should be carried out on the land.

A team from PCN yesterday visited the site and had partly demolished a house and the Jittu Youth Centre, the team was half way into their demolishing works when they were stopped by police officers from the Raiwaqa Police Station.

Chairman of the Jittu Land Trust Vilikesa Koroi said the men illegally entered the premises and started demolishing the houses while the homeowners were away at work.

He claims the men not only tore down parts of homes which housed three families, but also burnt their belongings.

Jittu Land Trust president Anup Chand said most families had struggled to put a roof over their head but the men were inconsiderate when they demolished their homes.

PCN consultant Father Kevin Barr, said a statement was sent to media organisations two weeks ago that the Methodist Church reverend based at the community and some church elders were obstructing development works supposed to be carried out in the area.

The statement explained that two months ago, PCN provided all residents still occupying the land in question a site for temporary relocation, while construction works proceed on the project at hand which is to build 72 housing units, a kindergarten, a community hall and its office, a police post, taxi stand and a mini market.

"They are standing in the way of legitimate housing development for the whole Lagilagi community and preventing many of the community to obtain decent housing," Fr Barr said.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61870.5997
JPY 52.481149.4811
GBP 0.33370.3257
EUR 0.42280.4108
NZD 0.70910.6761
AUD 0.65260.6276
USD 0.48800.4710

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 4th May 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Nude pose
  2. Tuitubou: Stop criticising Fijian 7s players
  3. Sevens marked man
  4. 'Not my decision'
  5. Engineer queries claims on building
  6. Koya: Be fair to all Fijians
  7. Police inquiry into bullet find
  8. Ministry tracks down $2m wage creditors
  9. Man, 50, charged with murder
  10. $3 burden for firms

Top Stories this Week

  1. Tale of pain Monday (02 May)
  2. A son's fatal ride Monday (02 May)
  3. Spirit haunts village Tuesday (03 May)
  4. Boy needs $500 a week to live Monday (02 May)
  5. Nude pose Wednesday (04 May)
  6. Cracks and holes deem building unsafe Monday (02 May)
  7. Family, friends bid farewell to car crash victim Monday (02 May)
  8. Bullet found on aircraft Tuesday (03 May)
  9. Sex talk worry Tuesday (03 May)
  10. Rawaca's hospital bill payment saga Thursday (28 Apr)