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New road for village

Ana Madigibuli
Friday, January 25, 2013

A SUM of $47,000 has been allocated for the Navatuyaba Village farm access road in Toga District, Rewa under the public sector investment program.

Rewa provincial administrator Ravindra Narayan said work on the new road would start at the end of the first quarter and that they were waiting on the Finance Ministry to allocate the funds.

"Many people living in Navatuyaba are farmers and they rely on their farms everyday to earn a living," he said.

"But they have not been able to transport their produce due to the bad roads and so the government has offered."

"When the road work is complete, a lot of exporters will have access to the farms which mean a lot of revenue for the farmers."

Mr Narayan said many Rewa farmers have been sending dalo and cassava to an exporter in Navua.

"There has been positive feedback from the farmers and we hope to increase the number of farmers in the province through the Rural Outer Island Agriculture Development program," he said.

"Not only will the farmers benefit from the road but also those living in Navatuyaba Village and nearby areas."

Commissioner Central Lieutenant Colonel Laisenia Tuitubou said the government would assist the farmers in any way possible, whether it was through land preparation, supplying seeds or carrying out drainage work for the farms.


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