20th November 10:21 PM
Equal distribution of land lease money is not conducive to traditional iTaukei livelihood - Kepa
By Vijay Narayan
Tuesday 12/09/2017
Opposition Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa

Opposition Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa says the equal distribution of iTaukei land lease money is not conducive to the traditional livelihood of the iTaukei.

Ro Teimumu says the previous distribution system was used to fund the programs and policies of the villages.

She says the equal distribution to individuals is taking away the system where the iTaukei used to work together in the past.

The previous system saw the highest percentage of lease money going to the chief and the heads of the landowning units.

She also says the qoliqoli returns should go to the iTaukei owners, not to the state.

With the increase in traffic on our roads, Ro Teimumu says the government should develop a cycling network. 

She says cycling lanes should be introduced.

Ro Teimumu says over 56,000 bicycles were brought into Fiji between 2010 to 2015, and we need specific cycling infrastructure. 

She says this will also reduce the lifestyle diseases in the country.

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