JOINT PRESS RELEASE: MOU to facilitate housing opportunities

The iTaukei Land Trust Board (TLTB) and the Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) have formalized a partnership by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to facilitate the issuance of TLTB leases to FNPF members who wish to utilize their FNPF housing eligibility.

Mr. Solomoni Nata, interim CEO of TLTB, expressed the importance of this collaboration, stating, “We have had a lot of FNPF members in the past who want to apply for residential leases using their housing eligibility funds from FNPF.

Through this MOU, we will be able to improve our service delivery and serve the iTaukei landowners and the people of Fiji better.”

The signing of the MOU underscores the commitment of both TLTB and FNPF to working together for the benefit of FNPF members and the wider community.

FNPF General Manager Member Services Mr. Alipate Waqairawai underlined the institution’s commitment to serving its members’ needs, especially in securing adequate housing, “We’re building on improving our stakeholder relations and in this instance, partnering with TLTB reinforces our commitment to supporting our members’ access better housing opportunities.”

“With this MOU, we expect faster customer service response times for member application processing. Internal procedures will now enable better and more coordinated documentation verification across both of our institutions.

This should also ensure earlier notifications on the status of member applications when applying for native leases,” Mr. Waqairawai stated.

Under the MOU, TLTB and FNPF will work closely together to ensure that FNPF members can easily access TLTB Leases for housing purposes.

Both parties are committed to fostering good working relations and ensuring that the issuance of TLTB lease titles to FNPF members is carried out efficiently and at the same time contribute to the overall socio-economic development in Fiji.