Members of the Nasomo Landowners Trust yesterday received close to 70 thousand dollars as mineral royalty fair share in Nasomo, Vatukoula.
This was the 7th payout by the Government to 123 Trust members.
Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources Jone Usamate commended the landowners for making wise use of their royalty shares.
Usamate says he is greatly encouraged by the decision made by Trust
members to contribute a portion of their funds to the Nasomo Community
Minister Usamate adds the Government will continue to work with the landowners and ensure they get their share of royalties.
The Fair Share of Mineral Royalties Act 2018 states that 80 per cent
of mineral royalties will be given to the landowning units or customary
fishing rights holders.