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Digitized version of ‘VKB’ to be launched in December

The digitized version of the Vola-ni-Kawa-Bula (VKB) will be launched in December this year. This was announced by Prime Minister and Minister for iTaukei Affairs Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama in parliament during the 2016-2017 budget debate this morning. BAINIMARAMA: “I am pleased to inform parliament that the digitized version of Vola-ni-Kawa-Bula records was completed last Thursday and […]

Salote Qalubau

July 4, 2016 1:57 pm

The digitized version of the Vola-ni-Kawa-Bula (VKB) will be launched in December this year.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama with a elderly Fijian man outside of parliament. (Peni Shute/Newswire)
Prime Minister and Minister for iTaukei Affairs Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama talking to an elderly man outside parliament. (Peni Shute/Newswire)

This was announced by Prime Minister and Minister for iTaukei Affairs Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama in parliament during the 2016-2017 budget debate this morning.

BAINIMARAMA: “I am pleased to inform parliament that the digitized version of Vola-ni-Kawa-Bula records was completed last Thursday and in total six hundred and forty six thousand and two hundred (646,200) individuals have been digitized.”

PM Bainimarama said a total of four hundred and fifty thousand and hundred and twenty-nine (450,129) of which are yet to register their accounts with the TLTB.

The Prime Minister said the government anticipates a full launch in December.

BAINIMARAMA: “We anticipate a full launch this coming December, to protect and preserve iTaukei villages the ministry will continue to serve the disadvantaged, this included demarcation and registration of village boundaries, identification of land reserves for future use with support of village relocation for disaster reduction.”

PM Bainimarama said the Ministry of iTaukei Affairs will continue to work with the provincial councils and the iTaukei affairs board.

The ‘VKB’ or ‘Vola ni Kawa Bula’ is the official Fijian register of native landowners, it is known in English as the Native Land Register.

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