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PM visits settlements

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Saturday, March 01, 2014

THEY contemplated relocating a few years back but it was not easy to look for a place to live.

River Road community president Leone Roko said flooding was something the 20 families in the settlement always expected every time there was heavy rain.

Yesterday, a small crowd gathered at the settlement to witness Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama's visit to witness the sufferings they experienced.

"He asked me what was wrong with the place which causes it to get flooded every time there is a heavy rain," Mr Roko said.

"I told him that dredging needs to be done at the mouth of the river near Laqere Bridge and this would be the only way to solve the problem.

"He has agreed to it and said that work would be carried out once everything is finalised."

Mr Roko has been living in the settlement for the past 28 years and said they now looked forward to the assistance.

He said a meeting had been rescheduled for Tuesday where he would meet with representatives from the Local Government Ministry and the PM's office.

Commodore Bainimarama toured flood affected villages in the Central/Eastern Division yesterday, including Naiborebore/ Babavoce Hill along the Kings Road, Lakena and Waituri Farm, and Qauia Settlement in Lami.

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