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Utilise land properly

Repeka Nasiko
Saturday, August 30, 2014

NADROGA Navosa Resource Development and Management Group chairman Ratu Osea Gavidi urges landowners and resource owners in Sigatoka to ensure their land is protected.

While speaking at a one-day conference for landowners and resource owners in Sigatoka, Ratu Osea said land was an important heritage for the iTaukei and it was important to protect and utilise it properly.

Ratu Osea said landowners needed to come together to ensure their land was given to the right people.

"This gathering is meant to bring together all the natural resources of all our 30-odd vanua including our 34,000 youth labour that reside in our 122 villages," Ratu Osea explains. "Once our resources are united into one authority then we can invite investors to make agreements with us through a memorandum of understanding for the development of these resources, land, qoliqoli, forests, minerals, carbon and labour."

He says this will improve the socioeconomic welfare of their people.

Nasama villager Alivereti Gonewai says the concept put forward by Ratu Osea means positive change.

He says he supports the idea and hopes the rest of landowners also support the idea.

Vatubalavu villager Polioni Ulunisau says attending the meetings gives him an idea as to how his land could be fully utilised.

"If we all came together and share our experiences and learn from each other, we will be able to ensure our land is protected and used to benefit us and our children."

A potential investor that was also at the meeting was businessman Jagath Karunaratne.








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