Fiji Time: 6:25 PM on Wednesday 2 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Fiji's poorest province

Jone Kalouniviti
Friday, April 11, 2014

A 2013 World Bank Report discussed at the Ra Provincial Council meeting yesterday revealed the province had the most number of people living below the poverty line in Fiji.

"This means Ra is the poorest province in Fiji," said Ra provincial administrator Kelepi Kubunameca.

He said this should be an eye opener to everyone because of the huge potential that existed for income-generating activities in the province.

The report showed 17,157 people in Ra lived below the poverty line and are or were engaged in mostly subsistence activities with no steady income.

"It is important that I present this today so people can realise the economic state of the province as a whole," said Mr Kubunameca.

"Ra is a place with a vast pool of natural resources which could be used to benefit the people in income- generating activities."

He said the province could not continue to rely on government handouts and must wake up.

Mr Kubunameca hoped the people of Ra would realise why the authorities were continually pushing for agricultural development, the establishment of mariculture projects, improvements in the cane industry and also developments in tourism for the province.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61730.5983
JPY 56.279053.2790
GBP 0.30420.2962
EUR 0.41200.4000
NZD 0.74220.7092
AUD 0.66700.6420
USD 0.46820.4512

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 2nd September 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Sexual taboo
  2. A taxi for his 21st birthday
  3. Pacific matters
  4. Bridge demolition
  5. Taqele joins squad
  6. All for Fiji
  7. Man United sign Martial
  8. Prolonged dry spell affects Western farmers
  9. Seruiratu: TB can never be eradicated
  10. Fiji, Thai sign MOU

Top Stories this Week

  1. Sayed-Khaiyum responds to Karavaki warning Thursday (27 Aug)
  2. Guns in town Thursday (27 Aug)
  3. PM's warning Sunday (30 Aug)
  4. PM turns down Ratu Naiqama request Thursday (27 Aug)
  5. Leaders hit back at PM Monday (31 Aug)
  6. Draunidalo hits back Friday (28 Aug)
  7. Nadolo gets $2 for RWC Sunday (30 Aug)
  8. Fear of losing iTaukei language Monday (31 Aug)
  9. Nightclub employee charged with murder Tuesday (01 Sep)
  10. 43 on radar Monday (31 Aug)