The Honourable Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama presented 68 families of four settlements in Navua their Approval Notices for 99 year residential land leases on Thursday, February 2, 2017.
The families living in the settlements of Vakacegu, Naitata, Tokotoko and Wainividio sighed a sign of relief as they finally can say that the land is now theirs.
Vakacegu settlement, Eremasi Veidre, said he can now sleep well because he will not have to worry about land issues.
Minister for Lands Faiyaz Koya says these families will no longer have a hard time thinking about the legal status of their land.
Koya says some of the residents have lived in their homes for more than 40 years without the comfort and dignity of land ownership.
Meanwhile, a resident of says he is relieved of the burden that he has been carrying for the past 12 years because of land issues.
The approval notices to the 68 families today.