MONOMONO ‘O E KONISITUTONE MO E LAO KELEKELE MO HONO FA‘U HA NGAAHI LAO FOOU KI HE NGOUE. (KONGA 4)

FOUNGA ‘E SOLOVA ‘AKI ‘A E FETOMOKAKI FAKAPOLITIKALE (POLITICAL INSTABILITY) ‘A TONGA ‘E MAKATU‘UNGA MEI HONO MONOMONO ‘O E KONISITUTONE MO E LAO KELEKELE MO HONO FA‘U HA NGAAHI LAO FO‘OU KI HE NGOUE (NEW AGRICULTURAL POLICIES). (KONGA 4)

KO E FETOMOKAKI FAKAPOLITIKALE ‘I TONGA ‘E LAVA KE SOLOVA ‘I HE FO ‘I FOUNGA ‘E 2. KO FOUNGA 1 NA ‘E HOKO ‘I HE 2006 HONO TUTU ‘O LOTO NUKU’ALOFA PE KO E LINGITOTO. KO E FOUNGA HONO 2 KO HONO LILIU MO FAKALELEI‘I ‘A E LAO KELEKELE KOE‘UHI KE FAKASI‘ISI‘I HA FAINGAMALIE ‘E HOKO AI HA LIUKAVA. ‘OKU MAHU‘INGA KI TONGA KE FAKATONUTONU ‘A E NGAAHI LAO’ MO E TU’UTU’UNI NGAUE (POLICIES) KE MALU‘I ‘A E NGAAHI TOTONU ‘A E KAKAI KI HE KELEKELE, KOE‘UHI KE TO E TOKOLAHI ANGE ‘A E KAKAI TONGA ‘OKU NAU LAVA KE LESISITA HA KELEKELE PEA MO FAKALAKALAKA‘I ‘A E OLA ‘OKU MA‘U MEI HE KELEKELE KUO NGAUE‘I (PRODUCTIVITY OF OCCUPIED LAND).

KO HONO MALU‘I ‘A E NGAAHI TOTONU ‘A E KAKAI TU‘A, ‘E FIEMA‘U KE HOLOKI (REDUCED) PE TO‘O FAKA‘AUFULI (ELIMINATED) ‘A E MAFAI PULE ‘O E KAU NOPELE MA‘U TOFI‘A KI HE KELEKELE.  ‘E FIEMA‘U LEVA KE FAKASI‘ISI‘I MO E LAHI (SIZE) ‘O E KONGA KELEKELE ‘OKU VAHEVAHE, KOE‘UHI’ KE FAKATOKOLAHI ‘A E KAKAI TONGA ‘E MA‘U ‘API. ‘I HE ‘ENE PEHE’ LEVA ‘E FIEMA‘U KE FAKAHOKO HA NGAAHI SAVEA FO‘OU. KO E NGAAHI ‘API KUO LI‘AKI TA‘ENGAUE‘I ‘I HA NGAAHI LAUITA‘U LAHI KOE‘UHI KUO MAVAHE ‘A E TOKOTAHA MA‘U ‘API KO IA ‘O NOFO MULI, ‘E FIEMA‘U TO E VAHE FO‘OU ‘A E NGAAHI ‘API KO IA KI HE KAKAI ‘I TONGA KOE‘UHI KENAU LAVA ‘O NGAUE‘I. KO HONO FOFOA‘I ‘O E NGAAHI MONU ‘IA ‘O E KELEKELE KI HE KAKAI TU‘A’, KO E SISITEMI LISI MO E NGAAHI NO  MALU‘I KELEKELE (MORTGAGES) KUOPAU KE FAKAMAVAHE‘I MEI HE MAFAI PULE ‘O E PULE‘ANGA ‘O ‘AVE KI HE NGAAHI PANGIKE FAKAKOMUNITI (COMMUNITY BANKING) KE NAU TOKONI KI HONO FAKALAKALAKA‘I ‘A E TAFA‘AKI KOIA’. ‘IKAI KO IA PE KA KO HONO FAKALELEI‘I ‘O E SISTEMI TUKUFAKAHOLO ‘O E KELEKELE, ‘E TOKONI LAHI IA KI HE KAKAI ‘O E FONUA KE TO E LELEI ANGE ‘ENAU NGAUE‘AKI HONAU KELEKELE. KO E NGAAHI LILIU KO IA KI HE SISITEMI FAKAPOLITIKALE ‘A TONGA, KO HONO LELEI TAHA KE FAI HONO TALANOA ‘I ‘I FALEALEA MO FAKALELEI ‘I ‘A E NGAAHI LILIU KO IA.’ KO E NGAAHI VALAU (DISPUTES) FEKAU ‘AKI MO E KELEKELE ‘E FIEMAU KE ‘AVE KI HE FAKAMAAU‘ANGA LAHI (SUPREME COURT) ‘O SOLOVA MEI AI. KAPAU ‘E LAVA ‘A E NGAAHI LILIU MO E FAKALELEI KO ‘ENI,’ ‘E TOKONI LAHI ‘AUPITO IA KI HONO FAKALAKALAKA‘I ‘A E MO‘UI ‘O E KAKAI TONGA, PEA FAKASI‘ISI‘I MO HA NGAAHI FAINGAMALIE ‘E HOKO AI HA FETÑAKI LINGITOTO PE HA LIUKAVA.

  1. KOE‘UHI KE MALU‘I ‘A E NGAAHI TOTONU ‘A E KAKAI KI HE KELEKELE,’ ‘E FIEMA‘U KE HOLOKI (REDUCE) PE TO‘O FAKA‘AUFULI (ELIMINATED) ‘A E MAFAI PULE ‘O E KAU NOPELE KI HE KELEKELE.

‘OKU TOTONU KE TO‘O FAKA ‘AUFULI ‘A E MAFAI PULE ‘O E KAU NOPELE MEI HE KELEKELE ‘O E KAKAI TONGA KOE‘UHI KA E FOAKI KAKATO ‘A E MAFAI PULE KI HE TOKOTAHA MA‘U ‘API KENE PULE FAKALEVELEVA KI HONO KONGA KELEKELE. KO E NGAAHI LELEI LEVA ‘E MA‘U ‘E HE KAKAI MA‘U ‘API’ ‘E FIU HONO FAKALAU (The benefits of private property in developing economies are too numerous to discuss) HE KO HONO MA ‘U KAKATO ‘E HE TOKOTAHA MA‘U ‘API ‘A E MAFAI PULE KI HONO KELEKELE,’ ‘E VALA KENE FAI TU‘UTU‘UNI KI HA ME ‘A PE ‘E LOTO KI AI FEKAU ‘AKI MO HONO KELEKELE, PEA KENE LAVA ‘O MA ‘U KAKATO ‘A E OLA KO IA NA‘A NE NGAUE ‘I. HE KO E ‘UHINGA ‘O ‘ETAU FAKAMOLE KI HOTAU NGAAHI KELEKELE,’ KOE‘UHI KO ‘ETAU ‘ILO‘ILO PAU ‘E MA‘U HA LELEI MEI AI KE ‘INASI AI ‘A E TOKOTAHA MA ‘U KELEKELE PEA MO HONO FAMILI. KO HONO MALU ‘I ‘A E NGAAHI LELEI KO IA ‘O E KELEKELE,’ KUOPAU KE ‘I AI ‘A E SISITEMI LELEI KENE ‘OANGE ‘A E NGAAHI TOTONU KOIA KI HE KAKAI ‘O E FONUA.

KO HONO MALU’I ‘O E TOTONU ‘A E TOKOTAHA MA‘U KELEKELE (SECURE PROPERTY RIGHTS) ‘E PULE FAKALEVELEVA ‘A E TOKOTAHA HA ‘ANA ‘A E KONGA KELEKELE KI HONO NGAUE‘I PEA MO HONO OLA. ‘O ‘IKAI KE TO E HOHA‘A KI HANO ‘AVE ‘A E OLA ‘O ‘ENE NGAUE,’ KO E FAI FAKALANGILANGI KI HE KAU NOPELE, KOE‘UHI KO E FAKAKAUKAU NA ‘A FAIFAIANGE KUO ‘ITA ‘A E NOPELE ‘O FA‘AO HONO KELEKELE NE ‘OSI VAHE‘I KIATE IA.’ HE KO ‘ENE MA‘U KAKATO ‘E HE TOKOTAHA HO ‘ONA ‘A E KELEKELE ‘A E FUA ‘O ‘ENE NGAUE, ‘E NONGA PEA FIEFIA PEA ‘E SI‘I KENAU FAI HA FOUNGA FAKAMALOHI PE LINGITOTO KE MA‘U ‘ENAU TOTONU. ‘IKAI NGATA PE ‘I HE LELEI ANGE ‘A E OLA ‘E MA ‘U ‘I HONO NGAUE ‘I ‘E HE TOKOTAHA MA‘U ‘API’ HONO KELEKELE, KA ‘E KAU LELEI FOKI ‘A E OLA KO IA KI HE ‘EKONOMIKA ‘O E FONUA.

KO E SIO KI HE KONISITUTONE ‘A TONGA, ‘OKU LAHI ‘AUPITO ‘A E NGAAHI MONOMONO KE FAI KI AI KOE ‘UHI KE MA ‘U KAKATO ‘E HE TOKOTAHA MA ‘U ‘API HONO KELEKELE MO E ME‘A KOTOA PE ‘OKU TU‘U AI (FEE SIMPLE INTEREST). KO E KUPU 104 (CLAUSE 104) ‘OKU ‘I AI ‘A E KONGA KO ‘ENI,


104 Land vested in crown – Sale prohibited

All the land is the property of the King and he may at pleasure grant to the nobles and titular chiefs or matabules one or more estates to become their hereditary estates. It is hereby declared by this Constitution that it shall not be lawful for anyone at any time hereafter whether he be the King or any one of the chiefs or the people of this country to sell any land whatever in the Kingdom of Tonga but they may lease it only in accordance with this Constitution and mortgage it in accordance with the Land Act. And this declaration become a covenant binding on the King and chiefs of this Kingdom for themselves and their heirs and successors forever.


‘E FIEMA‘U KE FAKALELEI‘I KE TO‘O ‘A E FAKALEA ‘O PEHE “ALL THE LAND IS THE PROPERTY OF THE KING” MO E TOENGA ‘O E KONGA ‘OKU FAKA ‘ILONGA ‘I ATU.  ‘I HE ‘ENE PEHEE LEVA, ‘E ‘IKAI KE TO E PULE‘I ‘E HE TU‘I ‘A E KELEKELE, KA E TAU‘ATAINA ‘A E KAKAI ‘O E FONUA KE TAKITAHA NGAUE‘I HONO KELEKELE KI HE ME ‘A ‘OKU LOTO KI AI. KO E ME‘A ‘OKU MALIE HENI, HE KUO ‘OSI MALU‘I ‘E HE KONISITUTONE ‘A TONGA ‘A E TOTONU ‘A E KAKAI PEA MO FAKAPALANISI ‘A E MAFAI ‘O E PULE‘ANGA (DUE PROCESS). KO E KUPU 18 (CLAUSE 18) ‘OKU PEHE:


18 Taxation – Compensation to be paid for property taken

All the people have the right to expect that the Government will protect their life liberty and property and therefore it is right for all the people to support and contribute to the Government according to law. And if at any time there should be a war in the land and the Government should take the property of anyone the Government shall pay the fair value of such property to the owner. And if the Legislature shall resolve to take from any person or persons their premises or a part of their premises or their houses for the purpose of making Government roads or other work of benefit to the Government the Government shall pay the fair value.


KO E FO‘I KUPU‘I LAO KO ‘ENI ‘E LAVA KE TO E FAI HANO FAKA‘UHINGA‘I FAKALAO KE NE LAVA ‘O MALU‘I ‘A E TOTONU ‘A E TANGATA‘I FONUA TONGA KI HE ‘ENAU KOLOA KELEKELE.

KO E FAKA ‘OSI KO E KUPU 113 (CLAUSE 113) ‘OKU PEHE:


113 Right to allotments

A widow shall have the right to succeed to her deceased husband’s tax and town allotment. Every person who holds a tax and town allotment shall pay such rents therefore as may be determined by the Legislature. Every taxpayer shall have the right to hold a hereditary tax and town allotment upon and subject to such conditions as to the area thereof and the rent to be paid therefore as may be determined from time to time by the Legislature.


KO E KUPU‘I LAO KO ‘ENI ‘E FIEMA‘U LEVA KE LILIU MEI HE “RIGHT TO HOLD A HEREDITARY TAX AND TOWN ALLOTMENT” KI HE “CURRENT OCCUPANT’S RIGHT TO HOLD A “FEE SIMPLE OWNERSHIP INTEREST” IN THAT ALLOTTMENT”. ‘E LAVA FOKI KE SOLOVA ‘ENI I HANO TO E FAKALELEI‘I ‘O E LAO KELEKELE. KO E KUPU 113 ‘OKU NE FEKAU‘I ‘A E TOKOTAHA MA‘U ‘API KE TOTONGI MO‘UA NOFO (RENT) ‘A IA ‘E FIEMA‘U KE FAKAPEKIA MO IA. KO E “FEE SIMPLE OWNERSHIP INTEREST” KO HONO ‘AVE IA ‘O E PULE KAKATO (COMPLETE OWNERSHIP) KI HE TOKOTAHA MA‘U KELEKELE KE TAU‘ATAINA KI HONO FAKALELE HONO KELEKELE. KO E NGAAHI FAKALELEI KO ‘ENI,’ ‘E TOKONI KI HONO FAKAPEKIA ‘A E KONGA LAHI ‘I HE LAO KELEKELE, ‘A E NGAAHI KONGA FELAVE‘I TONU MO HONO VAHEVAHE ‘O E KELEKELE KI HE KAKAI.

KO E FA‘UNGA (SYSTEM) FAKALAO ‘A TONGA ‘OKU FE‘UNGA ‘AUPITO KE FOKOTU‘U AI ‘A E FA‘UNGA (SYSTEM) KOLOA FAKATAAUTAHA (PRIVATE PROPERTY SYSTEM) ‘O KEHE MEI HE NGAAHI FONUA ‘O MAMANI. KOE‘UHI HE KO E SISITEMI PULE KI HONO LEKOOTI FAKALAO ‘A E TOTONU FAKALAO ‘O E TOKOTAHA MA‘U ‘API (DEED) ‘OKU PULE‘I MEI HE FO‘I SINO PE ‘E TAHA (CENTRALIZE SYSTEM). ‘A IA LEVA ‘OKU FE‘UNGA ‘A E FO‘I FA‘UNGA KO IA (SYSTEM) KE NE TALA HA FIEMA‘U KELEKELE ‘O HA TOKOTAHA PEA LAVA FOKI KE FAKAMO‘ONI‘I ‘A HONO LESISITA FAKALAO ‘O E KELEKELE. ‘OKU FAKAMO‘ONI KI HENI ‘A E KUPU 110 (CLAUSE 110) ‘O E KONISITUTONE ‘OKU ‘I AI ‘A E KONGA AI ‘OKU PEHE “NO LEASE OR TRANSFER WILL BE CONSIDERED VALID OR RECOGNISED BY THE GOVERNMENT UNLESS REGISTERED IN THE OFFICE OF THE MINISTER OF LANDS.”


110 Registration of deeds

All leases unless signed by the King himself shall be signed by the Minister of Lands and sealed with the seal of his office and countersigned by one of the Cabinet ministers who shall affix the seal of his office and no lease or transfer will be considered valid or recognised by the Government unless registered in the office of the Minister of Lands.


KO E KONGA 8 (V111) ‘O E LAO KELEKELE “REGISTRATION OF TITLE” ‘OKU NE FAKAHÃ MAI ‘A E FOUNGA KI HONO LESISITA ‘O E NGAAHI KONGA KELEKELE MO E NGAAHI LISI ‘A IA ‘OKU FAKAKAU AI FOKI MO E NGAAHI FOOMU KI HO HONO VAHEVAHE ‘O E KELEKELE, KO E LISI KA E PEHE KI HE NO KELEKELE (MORTGAGE). KO E FA‘UNGA (SYSTEM) KO ‘ENI ‘E LAVA KE FAKALELEI‘I KI HE LEKOOTI FAKALAO ‘A E TOTONU FAKALAO ‘O E TOKOTAHA MA‘U ‘API ‘I HE FA‘UNGA FO ‘OU (FEE SIMPLE OWNERSHIP INTEREST).


Tofias to provide allotments.

8. Subject to the provisions of this Act relating to surrender, the grant, if the applicant be lawfully residing on an hereditary estate, shall be made from the lands in such hereditary estate; and if the applicant is lawfully residing upon Crown Land shall be -made from Crown Land:

Provided always that land comprised in an hereditary estate shall not be granted as a tax or town allotment without prior consultation with the holder of the hereditary estate.


KO HONO FAKA‘ATÃ KO IA ‘O E FA‘UNGA FO‘OU (FEE SIMPLE OWNERSHIP) KI TONGA ‘E KI‘I FAINGATA‘A KO E MAFAI PULE ‘O E ‘OKU ‘I HE KAU NOPELE. KO E LAO KELEKELE ‘A TONGA ‘E LAVA LELEI KE FAKALELEI‘I KE TO‘O ‘OSI ‘A E MAFAI ‘O E KAU NOPELE,’ MEI HONO VAHE ATU ‘O E NGAAHI KONGA KELEKELE PEA PEHE KI HONO FAI ‘O E LESISITA, KE FAKASI‘ISI‘I HONAU MAFAI PULE KI HE KELEKELE KUO VAHE KI HE KAKAI ‘O E FONUA. ‘E TOKONI ‘A E FOUNGA KO ‘ENI KE TO E LELEI ANGE ‘A E OLA ‘E MA’U MEI HE KONGA KELEKELE PEA KE MA‘U KAKATO ‘E HE KAKAI ‘O E FONUA ‘A E KOLOA NA‘A NAU NGAOHI PE KO E OLA ‘ENAU NGAUE.

KO E ME‘A KE FAKATOKANGA‘I HENI, KO E KI MU’A ‘I HE TA‘U 1915, NA ‘E ‘OSI TO‘O PE MOTUHI ‘AUPITO ‘A E KAU NOPELE MEI NGAAHI ME‘A FEKAU ‘AKI MO HONO VAHEVAHE ATU ‘O E KELEKELE KI HE KAKAI PEA NA ‘E ‘IKAI TO E FIEMA‘U KI HE KAU NOPELE KE FAI HA ‘ANU LAU KE MAKATU ‘UNGA AI HONO VAHEVAHE ATU ‘O E KELEKELE,’ KI HE KAKAI ‘O E FONUA. NE FAI KOTOA PE ‘E HE MINISITA KI HE KELEKELE,’ ‘A HONO VAHEVAHE PEA MO HONO LESISITA ‘O E NGAAHI KONGA KELEKELE,’ KI HE KAKAI. NA ‘E KO E ‘ALU ATU PE ‘A E KAKAI MO ‘ENAU TOHI KOLE ‘API KI HE MINISITA ‘O E KELEKELE, PEA FOAKI LEVA ‘E HE MINISITA KELEKELE,’ ‘A E KONGA KELEKELE,’ KI HE TOKOTAHA KOLE ‘API, PEA TOTONGI MO‘UA NOFO (RENT) LEVA ‘A E TOKOTAHA MA‘U ‘API KI HE NOPELE ‘OKU ‘A‘ANA ‘A E TOFI ‘A KO IA,’ ‘O FAKAFOU ‘I HE PULE‘ANGA PEA TOKI MA‘U ‘E HE NOPELE ‘A E TOTONGI (RENT) ‘A E KAKAI MEI HE PULE‘ANGA TONGA. KO E FOUNGA KO IA, NE MALU ‘I LEVA AI ‘A E KAKAI ‘O E FONUA MEI HE FAI FAKALANGILANGI, TOTONGI PA’ANGA MO E KOLOA MO FAI FAKAHEKEHEKE KI HE KAU NOPELE KA E TOKI LAVA KE LESISITA HA KONGA ‘API.   NA ‘E TO E FAKALELEI ‘I LEVA ‘A E LAO KELEKELE ‘I HE 1915, ‘O FAKAKAU MAI ‘A E KAU NOPELE KI HONO VAHEVAHE ‘O E KELEKELE KI HE KAKAI, ‘O FAKA‘ATÃ LEVA ‘E HE LAO KELEKELE, ‘A E KAU NOPELE KE NAU LESISITA PE ‘A E NGAAHI ‘API ‘O E KAKAI ‘OKU NAU PEHE KE LESISITÃ ‘O FAKATATAU KI HE ‘ENAU NGAAHI FOAKI PA ‘ANGA MO E ME ‘A’OFA MO E NGAAHI FAKALANGILANGI ‘OKU FAI.

‘OKU TOTONU KE TO E FAKAFOKI PE ‘A E LAO KELEKELE ‘A TONGA KI HE TU ‘UNGA NA ‘E ‘I AI KI MU‘A ‘I HE 1915. ‘E LAVA ‘ENI ‘I HANO FAKALELEI ‘I ‘A E KUPU 8 MO E 34 ‘O E LAO KELEKELE KE TO‘O ‘A E KONGA ‘OKU FAKA ‘ATA ‘E HE ONGO KUPU ‘I LAO KO ‘ENI KI HE NOPELE KE FAI HA ‘ANE LAU KI MU ‘A PEA TOKI FAI HANO LESISITA ‘O E HA KONGA KELEKELE. (THE NOBLE’S CONSULTATION IS REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION.)


Tofias to provide allotments.

8. Subject to the provisions of this Act relating to surrender, the grant, if the applicant be lawfully residing on an hereditary estate, shall be made from the lands in such hereditary estate; and if the applicant is lawfully residing upon Crown Land shall be -made from Crown Land:

Provided always that land comprised in an hereditary estate shall not be granted as a tax or town allotment without prior consultation with the holder of the hereditary estate.


 Holder not to refuse land for allotments.

34. (1) The holder of an hereditary estate shall admit into possession any person who has been granted an allotment upon his estate by the Minister:

Provided that a holder shall be permitted to reserve a portion of the hereditary estate, being of such area as may be determined by regulation, for the sole use of himself and his successors in title.

(2) Before making a grant of a tax allotment out of an hereditary estate the Minister shall consult the holder thereof and hear any objections he may make to the grant being made and where the Minister and the holder of the hereditary estate fail to agree, the Minister shall nevertheless grant the land as a tax allotment but such grant shall within 3 months of the making thereof be liable to review by the Court, the decision of which on the matter shall be final.


‘A IA ‘E FAINGATA‘A KE MAHINO‘I ‘E HE KAKAI TU‘A ‘A ‘ENAU NGAAHI TOTONU MO E NGAAHI LILIU FO‘OU KI HE LAO, PEA KO E NGAUE LEVA IA ‘O E POTUNGAUE KI HE KELEKELE KI HANO FAKAMA‘ALA ‘ALA ‘A E NGAAHI LILIU KO IA,’ KI HE KAKAI ‘O E FONUA.’ PEA FAKAHÃ ‘OKU ‘IKAI KE TO E FIEMA‘U HA NGOFUA MEI HE KAU NOPELE KE MAKATU‘UNGA AI HANO LESISITA ‘O HA KONGA KELEKELE. KO E FOUNGA LEVA KI HONO MALU ‘I ‘O E KAU NOPELE MEI HA ‘ANAU MAUMAU ‘I ‘A E LAO FO‘OU KI HE KELEKELE,’ KO HONO FAKAMO‘UA‘I PE KO HONO FAKASI‘ISI‘I ‘A E RENT ‘OKU NAU TANAKI.’ KUO ‘OSI ‘I AI FOKI ‘A E TAUTEA FAIHIA ‘I HE LAO KELEKELE KI HE KAU NOPELE KI HANO FA‘AO ‘O HA KONGA KELEKELE ‘O HA TAHA MA‘U KELEKELE. ‘A IA ‘OKU ‘IKAI KOHA ME‘A FO‘OU ‘A HONO TAUTEA HIA ‘O E KAU NOPELE.

‘IKAI KEHE, ‘OKU TONU FOKI KE FAKALELEI ‘I ‘A E LAO KELEKELE ‘A TONGA KE NE MALU ‘I ‘A E KAKAI KO IA KUO ‘OSI LESISITA HONAU NGAAHI ‘API.’ KO E LAO KELEKELE KI MU‘A ‘I HE 1915, NA ‘E FAKANGOFUA ‘E HE LAO KELEKELE’ ‘A E KAKAI TU‘A KE TOTONGI PA‘ANGA (CASH) KI HE PULE ‘ANGA ‘A ‘ENAU TOTONGI NOFO (RENT) PEA TOTONGI LEVA ‘E HE PULE‘ANGA’ ‘A E PA ‘ANGA TOTONGI NOFO KUO TANAKI,’ KI HE KAU NOPELE. KA NA ‘E LILIU FOKI MO E FOUNGA IA KO ‘ENI KE TOTONGI FAKAHANGATONU PE ‘A E TOTONGI NOFO (RENT) KI HE KAU NOPELE ‘O ‘IKAI KE TO E FAKAFOU ‘I HE PULE‘ANGA.’ ‘OKU TOTONU KE FAKAFOKI ‘E HE PULE‘ANGA’ ‘A E LAO KELEKELE KO ‘ENI KI HE LAO KELEKELE KI MU‘A ‘I HE 1915 KOE‘UHI KE FAINGATA‘A KI HE KAU NOPELE ‘I HONO NGAUE‘AKI ‘A E ‘AVE ME‘A ‘OFA MEI HE KAKAI, MO E FOAKI PA‘ANGA MO E FAKALANGILANGI KA E TOKI LAVA ‘O LELESISITA HONAU NGAAHI KELEKELE. ‘E LAVA ‘A E FO ‘I FOUNGA KO ‘ENI ‘OKAPAU ‘E FAKALELEI‘I ‘A E KUPU 31 ‘O E LAO KELEKELE. KE FAKAHU ATU ‘A E FO ‘I KONGA KO ‘ENI “A NOBLE WILL RECEIVE THE STATUTORY RENT FROM THE GOVERNMENT AFTER THE COMMONER HAS PAID THE RENT, RATHER THAN DIRECTLY FROM THE COMMONER.” KA E TO‘O LEVA ‘A E KONGA ‘OKU FAKA ‘ILONGA ‘I LANU KULOKULA ‘I HE KUPU ‘I LAO: 


Holder’s right to rents.

31. The holder of a hereditary estate shall receive from every tax allotment holder on that estate the rent prescribed by this Act without deduction. He shall also receive ninety per centum of the rent reserved in any lease demising a part of the estate for a term of years.


‘I HE ‘ENE PEHEE LEVA, KUOPAU KE ‘AVE ‘E HE POTUNGAUE ‘O E KELEKELE ‘A E FAKATOKANGA KI HE KAKAI ‘O E FONUA KE MATU‘AKI FAKAPAPAU‘I ‘OKU NAU MUIMUI KI HE TU‘UTU‘UNI, PEA ‘E MO‘UA HA NOPELE TE NE FEINGA KE TANAKI HA KOLOA MAKEHE MEI HE KAKAI ‘O E KOLO. KO E FOUNGA ‘E TAHA, KO HONO TOTONGI PE ‘A E TOTONGI NOFO KI HE KAU NOPELE,’ KA E FAKAMO‘UA‘I HA NOPELE ‘E FEINGA KE TANAKI HA PA’ANGA MAKEHE MEI HE TOTONGI NOFO (RENT). ‘E FAINGOFUA PE HONO FAKAHU ‘A E FO‘I TAUTEA HIA KO IA,’ KI HE LAO KELEKELE ‘A TONGA.

KO E FO‘I FOUNGA FAKA‘OSI,’ KO HONO MATU‘AKI TO‘O FAKA‘AUFULI ‘A E TOTONU ‘O E KAU NOPELE MEI HE KELEKELE ‘O TONGA PEA TOTONGI PE ‘A E TOTONGI NOFO (RENT) KI HE TU‘I MO HONO FALE. KA KO E FOUNGA KO IA,’ ‘E ‘IKAI KE MALU AI ‘A E NGAAHI TOTOTU ‘A E KAKAI TU‘A KI HE KELEKELE,’ KOE‘UHI’ ‘E NOFO PE ‘A E MAFAI PULE ‘I HE TU‘I MO HONO FALE PEA ‘E TO E FAKA‘AU KE LAHI ANGE AI ‘A HONO NGAUEHALA ‘AKI ‘O E MAFAI PULE. KA KO E NGAAHI FOUNGA KO ‘ENA ‘I ‘OLUNGA ‘OKU TUHA IA MO E TU ‘UNGA ‘OKU ‘I AI ‘A E FA ‘UNGA PULE ‘I ‘O E FONUA.

TOKI HOKO ATU ‘I HE KONGA HONO 5………….

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