Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has handed over 623 acres of land back to the Yavusa Nasuva in Welagi, Taveuni.
“It is a true privilege to be here this afternoon as you, the Yavusa Nasuva, take ownership over four parcels of land, part of the Tuvumaca Estate.”
“We handover the original titles of the lease for these 623 hectares of arable land.
These parcels have been bought back by your community at a cost price with no interest charged.
It’s an investment you’ve made to buy back the land your ancestors once called their home, and I applaud you for making your payments well in advance of the contracted timeline.
It shows just how committed you were to marking this great achievement, and how very important this milestone is for your community.” PM Bainimarama said