Macuata chief stands ground on fishing consent

Update: 7:50PM MACUATA chief Ratu Wiliame Katonivere has made it clear that no consent will be given for fishing in certain areas of the province.

As head of
the Qoliqoli Cokovata committee covering the areas from Mali island to Dreketi
district, Ratu Wiliame said  that consent would be given again when
Fisheries Minister Osea Naiqamu assured that the proposed details of goodwill
payment was finalised.

“That is
where I stand right now and I have not given any consent from last month except
in December before this issue came up,” he said.

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