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Families in informal settlements in Navua get approval to own land

September 30, 2015 5:31 am

Four families living in informal settlements in Navua will soon be given approval notices allowing them to reside there legally.

The Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources, Mere Vuniwaqa, visited the families last night to speak to residents about the process of regularizing the land their homes is built on.

The approval is for those families that have been living on the land for decades. This is done as part of the Government’s regularization of informal settlements.

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Minister Vuniwaqa says it’s an opportunity for squatter settlers to call this place their home.

“There are a few places ear marked around the country which the Ministry will visit soon. In the central Division it’s here in Navua and in Kinoya. The bigger ones are in the West after the central division visits we will be traveling to the West and the North as well.”

The scheme is only offered to the current occupants or those who have lived on the land for decades.

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