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New home for family

Salaseini Moceiwai
Monday, March 31, 2014

THE sad plight of a family living in a village radio telephone booth will soon be over.

Jone Tualau's family of four has been living in the booth at Salevukoso Village on Druadrua Island in Macuata for some time.

Their one-bedroom house will soon be repaired, thanks to the government.

This newspaper had earlier highlighted how Mr Tualau and his family have been living in the booth for the past six months because their old leaking home was damaged by Cyclone Evan in 2012.

Acting Commissioner Northern Alipate Bolalevu said two houses on the island had been identified for maintenance.

"The houses are among other homes on Vanua Levu identified for repair this year," he said.

"Government has allocated $1.2million for rehab works and the houses on Druadrua will also be part of such assistance.

"We conducted a survey after TC Evan and this has been completed. Now, the contracted carpenters are working round the clock to repair the houses."

Mr Bolalevu said other damaged houses in Bua and Cakaudrove were part of the rehab assistance.

"We expect to complete all the work by May," he said.








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