I-taukei Lands are well protected
January 28, 2018 1:00 am
Politicians should not lie to people saying that I-taukei lands and culture are not well protected.
This was highlighted by Ministry for I-taukei Affairs Permanent Secretary Naipote Katonitabua adding this is not true as some politicians are fond of relaying this message around.
Katonitabua says there are also discussions on social media regarding this however the I-taukei affairs has clarified that I-taukei lands and culture are well secured.
“We also have a task to do to go and confirm to every communities that their land is not being taken away from them and we have our culture and values and it’s very important they make a wise decision”
Katonitabua says I-Taukei’s are well covered under the 2013 constitution and it’s important for people to question the government if they are not sure of anything.
The Ministry of Itaukei Affairs will continue to visit villages to ensure they’re informed that nothing has been taken away from them.