Fiji Time: 5:58 AM on Thursday 30 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Health bylaws

Jone Kalouniviti
Saturday, April 12, 2014

THE Ra Provincial Council has agreed to enforce public health by-laws under the iTaukei Affairs Act to improve the overall health and sanitation conditions of villages.

The development follows a submission by Ra health inspector Rakesh Chandra during the second day of the provincial council meeting on Thursday.

He said health problems would continue to occur in Ra if the bylaws were not enforced.

"The bylaws specifically map out conditions that have to be followed when building houses, toilets, disposing of rubbish and so forth," said Mr Chandra.

Conditions under the Act include requirements that houses be at no less than 5.5metres apart, a one house-one toilet and bathroom policy, all new building plans to be cited by village headmen, and all latrines built under the health authority standards.

"It is already under the iTaukei Affairs Act but has never been enforced to a standard which would assist the work of health inspectors."

Council chairman and Ra paramount chief Ratu Meli Bolobolo reminded the meeting such a request from the health authorities needed to be supported for the health and safety of villagers.





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 0.61450.5955
JPY 59.248756.2487
GBP 0.30390.2959
EUR 0.42940.4174
NZD 0.71770.6847
AUD 0.65130.6263
USD 0.47710.4601

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 29th July 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Final goodbye
  2. Suspended teacher to explain
  3. $114m highway opens
  4. Prison overcrowding
  5. $20m early repayment
  6. Unequal income a challenge
  7. PM tells villagers to take advantage
  8. Family support drives Isaac to pursue career in music
  9. Child labour worry
  10. Team works on road improvement

Top Stories this Week

  1. Nightmare Thursday (23 Jul)
  2. Deaths haunt 15-year-old Monday (27 Jul)
  3. Nakasi rape suspect in court Sunday (26 Jul)
  4. Dad dies, kids worry Tuesday (28 Jul)
  5. Three dead Sunday (26 Jul)
  6. Distraught mum recalls promise Tuesday (28 Jul)
  7. Where's the money Friday (24 Jul)
  8. Truck sinks into town road Monday (27 Jul)
  9. Flying Fijians spoil Samoan celebrations Monday (27 Jul)
  10. Court date for minister Thursday (23 Jul)