TUI Cakau Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu has called on the people of Cakaudrove to minimise their dependence on government assistance and take the initiative to make a stand on their development.
Ratu Naiqama told district representatives in the Cakaudrove Provincial Council to take steps and capitalise on what they could do to develop the districts and the province as a whole.
"We should be mindful that the government is also looking after the development of 13 other provinces and other races in the country, therefore we need to make a stand and do what we can to support development within our province. Let's monitor the developments taking place and ask ourselves —when we're determining the pros and cons of such projects— 'what is in it for us'. Let's stop reflecting on the money that this development project ushers in, think of your children and the future of your people," he said.
"Sa sega ni gauna ni vasabusabu qo, da sa bula ena dua na gauna sa veisau sara vakalevu ka sa levu mai na mata ni cagi ni veisau, sa rauta na vakararavi tikoga vakatabakidua kina veivuke ni matanitu, na cava eda rawa ni cakava o keda me baleta na noda vakatorocaketaki? Oya na taro me da tarogi keda kina. (There is no time to waste as we live in changing times. We should stop depending wholly on government's help instead we need to ask ourselves what can we do in the development of our province)."
He encouraged the district reps to give their best to the province's development to ensure a brighter future for the children of Cakaudrove.