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Villagers raise development issues

Ana Madigibuli
Friday, February 01, 2013

VILLAGERS of Nakoroivau in Bau, Tailevu, had a chance to voice their concerns on issues affecting them during a visit by the Minister for Works, Transport and Public Utilities, Captain Timoci Natuva, and his team of officials last week.

Villagers raised issues on social welfare assistance, road works, water supply, the much talked-about electronic ticketing system, and grants given by the government.

Nakoroivau Village development chairman Vanavasa Vakacegu said they thanked the minister for listening to issues they raised because it was hard to receive an update on development taking place in the village.

He said they raised their concerns on the roads that linked Nakoroivau to the Kings Rd.

"The minister had also stated during his visit that the road condition was bad and that it needed immediate work," Mr Vakacegu said.

"When it rains, the road gets muddy and children are left stranded on one side of the road as carriers cannot cross," he said.

"It has been a problem for sometime and we are grateful that something is going to be done about it."

Mr Vakacegu said another issue they raised was the need to get a road constructed to link Namuka to Nakoroivau Village.

"We do not have a road that leads to Namuka from Nakoroivau and at times, it is hard to get materials from one village to the other," he said.


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