A forum in Fiji has been told that land problems are crippling the country and only a multi party government can solve it.
The executive director of the citizens Constitutional Forum, the Reverend Akuila Yabaki said land problems need wide consultations involving all stakeholders.
He said this requires a bipartisan approach and a government formed in accordance with the 1997 Constitution.
The Daily Post newspaper quotes the Reverend Yabaki as saying a multi-party government is needed in line with the Nadi Declaration by African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, which urges them to tackle the root cause of poverty.
He said 70 per cent of expired leases have not been renewed, sugar cane production has dropped by a third and the industry has lost 10 million US dollars in the last year.
He said over three thousand families have been displaced because of expired leases and two thirds of them have not been resettled.