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Headman: Look into flooding issue

Jone Kalouniviti
Friday, March 14, 2014

A SIGATOKA village headman wants the authorities to look into flooding issues along Tilivalevu Rd which affected more than 500 residents.

Jone Ratubuli, 39, of Yavulo Village, said flooding had been a long-time problem for those who resided along the 20km road.

Located behind Lawaqa Park and running into the mountains, the affected portion is a 150-metre stretch and crosses the Qwali river at two points.

"This place floods even with little rain, and there is only one way into town from the hills on this end," said Mr Ratubuli.

He said they had raised the issue with the road authorities on numerous occasions but only temporary measures were put in place.

Qeledina settlement resident Alfred Hicks, 48, said the issue had been discussed for too long although there's been little action taken.

"But we are glad the new provincial administrator is making it his business," said Mr Hicks.

Nadroga provincial administrator Peni Naqasenivanua said more than 500 people resided along the road in the villages of Tilivalevu, Vunatovau, Yavulo and Qeledina settlement.

"This is a big issue for my office right now because of the number of people affected and schoolchildren stranded in the mornings or even after school on their way home when heavy rain falls during the day," he said.

"The other major issues are that also on this road is the water authority pump and the Vodafone, FBC and FM96 transmitter towers.

He said he had raised the issue with the Fiji Roads Authority.

Mr Naqasenivanua said a bypass road constructed over the neighbouring bypass in 2012 to solve the problem had been left incomplete to this day.








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