HUNDREDS of people took advantage of the government roadshow held at the Nadarivatu Government Station yesterday.
It was the first time government services were brought to their doorsteps.
Tui Cawanisa Ratu Semi Ketewai said the people of Nadarivatu were grateful to government for the initiative.
He said villagers who used to pay huge sums of money for services in Suva and Lautoka were personally attended to on issues that concerned them.
Ratu Semi urged the villagers to make good use of the services provided during the two-day show.
Chief guest and Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forests Colonel Inia Seruiratu said the objective of the roadshow was to broaden the knowledge of the villagers on the various services provided by government.
He told the highlanders and school students to gather as much information they needed on issues that concerned them.
Potato farmer Viliame Nailoko said the roadshow was an opportune time for the people of Nadarivatu to voice some of the problems faced in the highlands.
He said potato and vegetable farmers had been affected by the high cost of transportation — an issue he said he would address to authorities concerned during the two- day road show.
The show ends today.