$7m lease pay out for Lautoka landowners

Nailaga Villager Opeti Naio (3rd from left) attend the cheque presentation ceremony in Lautoka. Picture: REINAL CHAND

LANDOWNERS from 40 landowning units from across the Western Division received a record $7million in lease security bonus payments this afternoon.

The payout was announced by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama at the Fiji Pine Group of Companies Drasa mill in Lautoka.

About 2800 people – including landowners, mill workers and industry stakeholders witnessed the historic lease payment.

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