Waibau landowners facing lessee problems
August 28, 2018 7:42 pm
Waibau landowners in Naitasiri plans to present a submission to the iTaukei Land Trust Board to establish an agreement that would nullify a lease if there were illegal activities on the land.
This is after the landowners found out that some lessee’s were allegedly planting marijuana on their land.
According to police, these marijuana plants were uprooted three weeks ago.
Naduruvatu Clan Chair Suliasi Dolasau says the lessees are not doing what they were supposed to do as they are planting marijuana instead of crops.
Dolasau says an MOU between the TLTB and the lessees is vital as it will prevent the lessees from planting marijuana.
He says that if any lessees are found planting marijuana, they must vacate with their family as they are painting a bad picture of their village.
Meanwhile, Divisional Commander East, Kasiano Vusonilawe says that they have had discussions with the landowners on this issue.
“We have discussed with landowners to make a submission to the TLTB before they give leases. If there could be an agreement or MOU with TLTB in terms of lease agreement. If anybody found involving in criminal activity, who are lessee, they have to be vacated or their lease to be strike off.”
The Naduruvatu clan is expected to have a meeting with TLTB this week, and this issue will top discussions.