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18th of October 2018

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Kuruvakadua Is TLTB CEO, Says Bainimarama

Tevita Kuruvakadua.

The iTaukei Land Trust Board (TLTB) board chairman and Minister for iTaukei Affairs, Voreqe Bainimarama has announced the appointment of Tevita Kuruvakadua as chief executive officer with effect from June 1st, 2018.

Mr Bainimarama said this appointment would further strengthen and drive the institution’s strategies with increased responsibilities.

This will ensure that the TLTB delivers against its National Development Plan and continues to strengthen its contribution towards Fiji’s economy, particularly in the provision of land for residential purposes, agriculture, commerce, industries, tourism, mining, forestry, dairy, conservation and renewable energy.

The key focus as CEO for Mr Kuruvakadua is to meet and deliver all stakeholders’ needs and to make a positive contribution to Fiji’s economic growth, mainly through the leasing of iTaukei land.

“TLTB manages more than 40,000 various types of leases covering 422,201 hectares of land and distributes about $70million annually to landowners,”  Mr Bainimarama said.

The demand for leases on iTaukei land continues to grow on an annual basis and this can be seen driven by various development needs of our stakeholders.

This includes tenants, landowners, investors and the Government.

The appointment of Kuruvakadua as CEO to deliver on this strategic direction as outlined in the Strategic Corporate Plan [2018 – 2020] that links into the National Development Plan is the key to ensure that he and his team at TLTB meets and promotes the vision of “Excellence in Land Management Services to Meet the Expectations of all Stakeholders”.

Mr Kuruvakadua has produced an exemplary performance over the past three years as the general manager of TLTB thus the endorsement by the chairman and TLTB Board of Trustees on his appointment.

Board Confident

The Board has every confidence in his appointment and congratulates Mr Kuruvakadua on his new role.

It commended his performance over the years as general manager TLTB and in achieving the various milestones for the past three years.

The TLTB chairman said that the Board of Trustees looked forward to CEO Kuruvakadua in undertaking a series of initiatives and programmes aimed to strengthen its organisational and operational frameworks that are fit-for-purpose and aimed at improving services to meet the expectations of its customers and stakeholders including our valuable landowners.

And most importantly ensure we create deeper partnerships and create more wealth and a more sustainable future for all.

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