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Siteri Sauvakacolo
Friday, July 25, 2014

THE National Federation Party says it recognises that land and the issues of agricultural leases have always been contentious and the source of bitter debates.

In its manifesto launch on Monday, the party said it recognised the need for dialogue and partnership between landlord and tenants for an amicable solution to the iTaukei land lease issue.

In their manifesto the NFP says it will promote a master lease concept in which government leases all available agricultural land from landowners and then re-leases it to tenant farmers for a minimum tenure of 50 years.

It said it would push for agricultural and residential tenants leasing crown C land to be given the option to buy land at a fair price following valuation of the unimproved capital value of the land.

The party said it would ensure the certainty and confidence for both tenants and landowners and in government it would lease land under the Native Land Trust Act (NLTA) from the landowners at a fair rental price and that would be prescribed to a premium rate of 10 per cent of unimproved capital value.

It adds an NFP government will not exercise powers of compulsory acquisition inter alia native land as allowed under Section 27 of the 2013 Constitution.








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