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North tour begins

Serafina Silaitoga
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama begins his first 2014 tour of the North today.

He will meet the people of Wainunu in Bua for a talanoa session and lunch.

Commodore Bainimarama will then open the new Uluivalili Secondary School in Wailevu, Cakaudrove.

The school was built last year by military engineers after continuous pleas from the villagers to have a school built in the area.

Parents have also raised their concerns about how they spend so much money on bus fares.

The government stepped in two years ago and started planning the new school which, hopefully, will now lighten the parents' financial burden.

Commodore Bainimarama will also commission the Seaqaqa Dreketi Electrification project in Dreketi.

The much-anticipated project that will cover areas of Nasarawaqa in Bua is expected to boost development in the area.

Acting Commissioner northern Alipate Bolalevu said the projects would help develop business opportunities in Vanua Levu.

"This is government's heartbeat, to bring development to the people and we know that it will boost business," he said.

"The development projects are all part of the Look North policy which government has planned out for Vanua Levu and it is to benefit the communities."





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