The Board Chairman of iTaukei Land Trust Board and Minister for iTaukei Affairs Voreqe Bainimarama has announced the appointment of Tevita Kuruvakadua as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1st June 2018.
The key focus as CEO for Kuruvakadua is to meet and deliver all needs of its stakeholders and to have a positive contribution to Fiji’s economic growth of which a large part of TLTB’s work involves the leasing of iTaukei land. TLTB manages over 40,000 various types of leases covering 422,201 hectares of land and distributes around approximate $70million annually to its landowners.
Bainimarama says that with this appointment it will further strengthen and drive the institution’s strategies and with increased responsibilities to ensure that the TLTB delivers against its National Development Plan, continue to strengthen the contribution towards Fiji’s Economy particularly in the provisions of land for residential purposes, agriculture, commerce, industries, tourism, mining, forestry, dairy, conservation and renewable energy.
Bainimarama says the demand for land leases on iTaukei continues to grow on an annual basis and this as we can see is mainly driven by various development needs of our stakeholders including tenants, landowners, investors and the Government.