Tui Macuata lauds government support for indigenous

Tui Macuata Ratu Wiliame Katonivere at the Northern Fisheries Forum yesterday. Picture: SERAFINA SILAITOGA

MACUATA’S paramount chief Ratu Wiliame Katonivere believes various Government assistance earmarked for landowners have empowered many.

Like the recent lease security bonus payout of $7million to landowners, Ratu Wiliame said such help which offered landowners $168 per hectare reflected Government’s commitment to landowning units.

“Such lease bonus payments empowers landowners to become business people, to expand their existing businesses and to invest for their future generation,” he said.

“It is upon us as landowners to ensure that we make good use of the help from Government so our future generation will benefit.”

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