LTA still trying to acquire land lease title
June 7, 2018 1:12 am
The Land Transport Authority has revealed some of its office around the country is still without its land lease title for almost twenty years.
This was the main point of discussion during their presentation to the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee this morning.
LTA’s General Manager Finance and Administration Irimaia Rokosawa says they have been acquiring the land lease title since the transition was made from the Department of Road Transport to LTA.
Rokosawa confirms the LTA is liaising with the Ministry of Lands for the formalization of land lease title for its office in Valelevu, Cuvu and Lautoka.
“And we have correspondence with them since we are also part of general government and money paid from the Land Transport Authority will end up in the same office, and there was to and fro correspondence from both parties and as of today the status quo still remains.”
LTA’s General Manager Legal Navilesh Chand clarified, as per section 32 of the land transport act 1998, all properties and assets belonging to the Department of Roads Transport should be vested with LTA at the commencement of the Land Transport ACT 1998.
However the previous office barriers did not deal with the issue which the current administration is trying to deal with in an expeditious manner.
Rokosawa adds these are only administrative issues which upon proper verification of past records can be resolved at earliest.