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$5m infrastructure injection for villages

Repeka Nasiko
Thursday, November 08, 2012

PROVINCIAL developments in the Western Division were given $5million by government for 2012.

Commissioner Western Commander Joeli Cawaki said the money was used to build public infrastructure in villages.

"Our focus this year was mainly on schools, health and medical centres and also agriculture projects. We used most of the money on refurbishments and to build these facilities for the provinces in the west," said Cdr Cawaki.

"We've also provided some financial help to the villages for their income generating projects. We want to ensure that they start making money on their own so that they can be able to improve their livelihoods."

He said most of the projects were continuing while others were nearing completion.

"One of the works that we are looking at in Nadroga this year is the electrification of Keiyasi Village.

"Everything has been green lighted, so that project should be complete before the end of the year."

Cdr Cawaki said they were in the process of speaking to village elders in Navosa to join government projects.

"One of the problems that we have is accommodation for our workers. Right now we are talking with some of the chiefs to help us with this problem."