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Poor drainage a hindrance for the travelling public

Salaseini Moceiwai
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

DRAINAGE problems along some roads and highways in Macuata have created problems for members of the public.

The situation has prompted the members of the Macuata Provincial Development Board and government officials in the North to call on the authority to work on clearing the drains.

Board chairman and acting Northern planning officer Uraia Rainima yesterday said it would be a relief if the authority cleared the drains because dengue fever was a worry.

The issue was discussed at yesterday's board meeting in Labasa.

"Most of the roadsides have blocked drains and this is becoming a common sight, especially in Macuata," Mr Rainima said.

"With the current situation of dengue fever, it's only proper for FRA to look into the problem and address it accordingly. This is because the blocked drains can be a breeding place for mosquitoes. We are requesting FRA to seriously look into the issue."

In response, authority strategy and planning manager Christine Serreyn said they would look into the matter.

She also called on the communities to work with them in clearing the drains in their backyards or near them.

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