Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Money the cause of chiefly title disputes

Fiji Broadcasting Corporation, May 05, 2010

Who should receive money from land leases and other entitlements is the main cause of chiefly disputes in the country, says an official of the Prime Minister’s office.

Kisoko Cagituevei told FBC News that differences over who should hold chiefly titles should not happen, but money was causing most of the disputes to drag on.

Cagituevei says it must be clear that a chief’s responsibility is to his or her people and not to money.

He says officials from the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs are visiting districts and villages that are having chiefly title disputes to help solve the issue.

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