Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 7:50 AM on Sunday 24 August

/ Front page / News

Long walk over as church gives water tank to village

Salaseini Moceiwai
Sunday, February 23, 2014

THE daily 200-metre walk to fetch water will now be over for residents of Vacunimata after a new 10,000-litre water tank was installed in the settlement.

The Macuata villagers shared how they, at times, had to brave heavy rain and strong winds to walk the rough terrain inland to fetch water.

Speaking on behalf of his fellow residents, Apisalome Lovo said those days of hardship were certainly over.

He thanked the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints for its kind gesture in providing the tank.

Mr Lovo said the residents' lives would now be enhanced because they would not have to walk far to fetch water.

The church's humanitarian specialist, Elder Ralph Howard, said the gift was part of their social responsibilities to the needy in society.

"In fact, four areas in Macuata were identified to be part of the donation and today, they all have a 10,000-litre tank each.

"The areas are Saivou, Nacereyaga District School, Vacunimata and Nacereyaga Village.

"This is all part of our humanitarian work for the purpose of improving people's livelihoods."

Mr Howard said they would also be giving water tanks to villages on Taveuni.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. It was not us, says headman
  2. 2 die in highway accident
  3. A-G in, Urai out
  4. 14 years in jail for rape
  5. Attack on 3 buses
  6. Family assured of justice
  7. Criminal inquiry
  8. Legal action against Fiji's Elections Supervisor
  9. Draw D-day
  10. 58pc in favour of a secular state

Top Stories this Week

  1. Dad's cry for justice Friday (22 Aug)
  2. The murder which shocked the nation Tuesday (19 Aug)
  3. Bag full of cash Monday (18 Aug)
  4. 12 go out Wednesday (20 Aug)
  5. Inquiry into video Wednesday (20 Aug)
  6. Why the GCC Monday (18 Aug)
  7. Chaudhry files 42 nominations for election Tuesday (19 Aug)
  8. State audit Tuesday (19 Aug)
  9. Robbery suspect dies in hospital Thursday (21 Aug)
  10. Love, a new revelation Thursday (21 Aug)