Fiji Time: 10:18 AM on Saturday 6 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Water woes to end for villagers

Salaseini Moceiwai
Friday, April 25, 2014

WATER woes will soon be over for villagers of Kilaka in Kubulau, Bua, now that the Water Authority of Fiji has assisted them with proper tap water piping systems.

In a talanoa session with the Prime Minister on Wednesday, the villagers revealed how they had not been assisted by the authority for the past four years despite their constant efforts to get assistance.

Speaking for the villagers, Manueli Pita said they paid their one third contribution of $4380 in 2010 as required by the authority but had yet to be supplied with the items.

Mr Pita said it was really difficult for the villagers because they had to walk a distance to get water from the nearest water source.

In response, the authority's North manager Romulusi Mataitoga said their workers took pipes to Kilaka on Wednesday and would assist the villagers with their installation.

Another concerned Nakorovou villager, Iosefo Nabete, said they had been sharing water with Ratu Emeri Catholic Primary School.

He said there was only one water source in the area and it could not cater for them because it dried up at times.

Mr Mataitoga said they would also look into the matter.








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 0.65200.6330
JPY 56.024953.0249
GBP 0.32480.3168
EUR 0.42350.4115
NZD 0.71170.6787
AUD 0.66170.6367
USD 0.47670.4597

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 5th February 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Tuwai in run-on side
  2. Times better
  3. No restrictions
  4. Restore supply, says PM
  5. We lead the way
  6. Lease problems
  7. Simpson: Both newspapers perform useful roles
  8. Plea for tip-off
  9. Goodwill pay dilemma
  10. Envoy vows help for climate change

Top Stories this Week

  1. Blitzed out Monday (01 Feb)
  2. Suspended Tuesday (02 Feb)
  3. Dad will not see son in school uniform Sunday (31 Jan)
  4. Ryan admits he understand the losing feeling Monday (01 Feb)
  5. 7s reaction Tuesday (02 Feb)
  6. 49-year-old man arrested at Nadi airport Wednesday (03 Feb)
  7. 7s release Monday (01 Feb)
  8. Joy ride ends in the hospital Monday (01 Feb)
  9. Sevens changes Friday (05 Feb)
  10. Fiji picks up the pieces Thursday (04 Feb)