THE newly-constructed health centre for the people of Bua and its villages will lighten their financial load because of its accessibility.
At a meeting last week, Bua chiefs discussed how villagers in the district would have easy access to medical care compared to the long walk and expensive transportation to the existing health centre in Naikavaki.
Tui Wainunu Ratu Orisi Baleitavea, who is also the secretary for the bose vanua, said the new location near the villages and a primary school would do people a lot of good.
"In cases of emergency, people will travel a shorter distance to the new health centre instead of hiring vehicles and paying so much to get to the other health centre," he said.
"This is good and government has even built a bigger and better health centre that will care for the people of Bua."
Divisional planning officer north Alipate Bolalevu said the health centre would open soon.
"Work is almost complete on the health centre and the quarters as well. As soon as it's completed, it will be opened," he said.
"We relocated it near Bua Lomanikoro for the purpose of having it accessible to the communities and villages in the area."