Just tell the truth

19 March 2018

Dear Editor,

Re: Section 32 of L.T.R.A. incapable of alienating customary land

More untruths from a desperate government 

Section 32 is the only Registration Section in the L.T.R.A. 2008

Section 9 of the Land Titles Registration Act 2008 directed the Registrar after 1 March 2009 to register public land, freehold land or customary land leased or licensed or customary land where judgment has been made in the Land and Titles Court in the Register.

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The registration of new transactions after the commencement of the L.T.R.A. 2008. Section 9(1) of the L.T.R.A. 2008 stated that the Registrar must register any land that “becomes public land, freehold land, or customary land leased or licensed under the provisions of the Alienation of the Customary Land Act 1965” after the commencement of the Act.

Section 9(2) states that the Registrar may also register “customary land in respect of which judgment has been made by the Land and

Titles Court”, for which the Land and Titles Act 1981 requires registration.

Compared to the LRA 1992/1993, the L.T.R.A. 2008 made the

registration of customary land leases and licenses compulsory, and expressly includes the registration of adjudicated customary land.

 

Maua Faleauto

19 March 2018

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