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Health scare

Torika Tokalau
Friday, February 21, 2014

RESIDENTS living near an apparel company in Nadawa are concerned about the stagnant water in a drain which they says is threatening their health.

The drain, which also runs alongside a squatter settlement, is a breeding site for mosquitoes.

"We're scared because of dengue fever which is on the rise right now," resident Sireli Naikelekelevesi said.

Rubbish clogs the drain which is infested by mosquitoes.

"We have alerted the Nasinu Town Council several times but nothing has been done."

Nasinu Town Council special administrator Mosese Kama said they were aware and were awaiting funds to clear it.

"The Nasinu Town Council has been, for numerous numbers of years, receiving written concerns about health and environmental risks this stagnant storm water drain poses," Mr Kama said.








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