TAWAU: A total of 776 settlers of Felda Umas here received the title for their land, hence ending their 20-year wait.
They received the title, for land totalling 4,525.95 ha, from Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman at a special ceremony at Felda Gugusan Umas near here.
Earlier, Musa, in his speech, reminded the settlers not to sell the land, but to look after them well and pass them down to their descendents.
He said it was best that they worked the land.
He also reminded the people of Sabah, especially Felda settlers, to always stand by and continue to support the current government leaders.
Musa said the government under Barisan Nasional strived to improve the livelihood of the people, especially Felda settlers in Sabah.
“We should be grateful to the leaders and the government for ensuring the settlers receive the land titles and the people to continue to benefit from development,” he added.- BERNAMA