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Access road upgrade

Ana Madigibuli
Saturday, January 19, 2013

PEOPLE living along the Vunisoco access road in Namosi have not been able to earn any income from their farms because of the inaccessibility of the road.

But all that could change in the near future.

Commissioner Central Lieutenant Colonel Laisenia Tuitubou said the road was a major project in Central Division that needed immediate attention.

Lt-Col Tuitubou said many farmers of Vunisoco Village have not been able to earn any sort of income in the past few years because of the road problems.

"A lot of people in Vunisoco have great agriculture inputs with most of them losing interest due to the bad road conditions," Lt-Col Tuitubou said.

"People who rely on this road also live close to the sea with most being fishermen.

"But they cannot sell their produce because they cannot transport it on time to the market, so they farm for their own consumption.

"There are vegetable and dalo farmers in Vunisoco and great forests which can be put to good use."

He said there was great agriculture potential in Namosi Province but people needed road access in order to make a living.

"We will be working on the farm road this year under our public sector investment program as we hope to finish it before the year ends," he said.