31 March, 2018, 12:00 am
Isn’t it high time the relevant authorities and private sector entities seriously consider decentralisation or relocating their headquarters away from Suva?
Traffic congestion, rural-urban migration, shortage of decent/affordable housing and the rate of crime are becoming part and parcel of our daily struggle.
Decentralisation will offer tremendous potential to balance the scale of development.
The State will have to play an instrumental role in providing the necessary infrastructure, incentive and an enabling environment though.
And I am confident that a day will come when the graduates will no longer have to travel to the Capital City in search of employment, instead they will remain and serve their local communities and economy.