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Village to relocate

Shalveen Chand
Monday, March 03, 2014

THE flood last week has prompted Delailasakau Village elders to ask the government to relocate the Naitasiri village.

Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama visited the village yesterday as part of his visit to flood-affected areas.

The village is situated 70 kilometres inside Nabukaluka Rd and can be accessed by crossing the Waidina River.

Commodore Bainimarama was told during the talanoa session that the village was affected by floods after heavy rain.

He told the villagers that government's initial plan to relocate the village to a suitable site should now be considered more seriously.

Commissioner Central Laisenia Tuitubou said once all paperwork was done, relocation would be made possible.

"The government has no problem, we have been telling them to relocate for some time now," Mr Tuitubou said.

"During this meeting, the villagers have told us that they want to relocate to the other side and there is some binding on that land. We will wait for a written request then from there on we will start working on the processes that need to be considered. We have done this before. In fact we have relocated four villages," he said.

Delailasakau has a population of 96 and according to the government, the State will bear the cost.








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