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Rehab works in place

Repeka Nasiko
Thursday, January 09, 2014

THE Ba Provincial Council plans to work with the government again this year to assist the rural people of Ba Province.

Roko tui Ba Timoci Tukana said the council would submit proposals by the villagers to the government.

"We will wait for heads of tikina meetings and those done by the turaga ni koro who will give us what they need for their villages and districts and we will discuss this in our meeting in March," he said.

"Right now, the major developments or works are the ongoing rehabilitation of houses in villages."

Mr Tukana said homes in Nadi were being rehabilitated by the government.

At the last meeting, the council agreed to set up committees to overlook the preservation of natural resources.

Mr Tukana said a Yaubula Committee would be established at the village, tikina and provincial levels.

He said this was the result of concerns raised by village elders who were worried about the preservation of these resources during major developments.

Mr Tukana said in the past, villages and districts relied on reports put together by the Environment Ministry and other government departments before any development could take place.

"We want a committee that will be responsible for our natural resources and they will make their own submissions when it comes to development.

"We have been relying on reports from the Environment Ministry which conducts environment impact assessments and fisheries impact assessments."








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