FBC News - February 07, 2011
The Native Lands Trust Board is urging landowners to appoint trustees and open a bank account if they want to receive their lease payment.
NLTB General Manager – Alipate Qetaki told FBC News lease payments were released last week but majority were held back because many landowners had no bank account.
He says many landowners have expressed concern but the NLTB had been advising them from last year to open a bank account in order to receive payment.
Millions of dollars are being kept in the NLTB suspense account and Qetaki says it is urgent that landowners meet the requirement which is to appoint three legal trustees and open a bank account.
Report by : Sekope Toduadua