Report by : Savaira Tabua - Monday, July 19, 2010
Tenants residing at a property owned by the Methodists Church in Davuilevu Housing have been given an eviction notice effective from last week.
Methodist Church Assistant Secretary Tevita Nawadra told FBC news five families have been given 30 days notice to vacate a land they are about to develop.
“The notice is usually for 30 days –if the notice is not being taken care of or if they do not agree with whatever has been given to them then we will move on to the next step which is the Court Order – we will get a Court order to ensure the process of the law is being followed.”
However one of the tenants Hem Raj says they have been paying $20 a month in rent since 2007 to Ratu Loco of Navuso, Naitasiri.
Ratu Loco claims to be the rightful owner of the land the Methodist church wants to develop.