The TLTB has admitted it’s hanging on to $6 million of landowners funds. Over 2.5 million of this belongs to landowners in Bua, Macuata and Cakaudrove, all strongholds of SODELPA. The useless puppet, Qetaki, claims this is because the landowners have not set up trust funds and appointed trustees as required by the unelected government but who asked them to change the distribution system? It’s typical Bainimarama that he wants to reduce landowners to begging for their own money. He talks about accountability but he has failed to give landowners a proper account of how much money has been collected as rent for each mataqali and how much is in arrears. He just doesn’t understand: it’s not his money.
Fiji Times August 29 2014 $2.5 million held back