Fiji Time: 8:43 PM on Tuesday 23 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Villagers request for travellers' resting place

Repeka Nasiko
Sunday, April 27, 2014

A RESTING place for women who travel to the Nabouwalu Hospital and spend days away from their families is one of the request put forward by women of Bua in a meeting with the Prime Minister Rear Admiral Voreqe Bainimarama last Friday.

Soqosoqo Vakamarama o Bua president Laisa Lewanavanua said some who travelled from as far as Kubulau and had to sleep in the hospital with their relatives because they had nowhere else to go.

"Again distance is a factor and the only main hospital for us is in Nabouwalu," she said.

"Some of our women travel very far to come to the hospital and they leave their families behind for days so they can tend to their sick relative.

"This is why we need to have a shelter or a resting place for our women who come to the hospital.

"We are also thinking about our pregnant women who can also rest at this facility when they come for clinics or to give birth."

She said another reason was the hundreds of people that frequented Nabouwalu daily to board ships that travelled to Viti Levu.

"Ships are coming in daily and for some of our people, they leave their homes around 7am to catch the boat.

"When they arrive, they should have a place to rest before boarding the ship for Viti Levu.

"The cost of a one-way trip to Nabouwalu from far away villages in Bua can sometimes amount to $400.

"This shelter can also help them lessen the burden of paying more money from their pockets."

Mrs Lewanavanua put these issues forward to the PM in a talanoa session.

Rear Admiral Bainimarama told the women group that officials from his office would visit the province again this week to inspect and address their requests.








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 0.65480.6358
JPY 54.612351.6123
GBP 0.37200.3640
EUR 0.43160.4196
NZD 0.70020.6672
AUD 0.65190.6269
USD 0.48720.4702

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 23rd, May, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Debate over article
  2. Toorak youths distraught over lost jerseys
  3. Students forced to walk home
  4. World urged to unite if US leaves
  5. Sevens best
  6. Interpol query
  7. Kubuabola: Force has manpower to combat riots
  8. Man, 70, hit by car at crossing
  9. Bail for youth on defilement charge
  10. Climate action

Top Stories this Week

  1. Parents watch son fulfill rugby dream Thursday (18 May)
  2. Fijian barber experience for Crusaders players Thursday (18 May)
  3. A-G sounds warning Sunday (21 May)
  4. 200 illegally in Fiji Thursday (18 May)
  5. Work cut out Monday (22 May)
  6. Qoro on Pleass board Monday (22 May)
  7. $5b in debt Wednesday (17 May)
  8. 'Past politicians' did not fix roads Saturday (20 May)
  9. Ratu Naiqama set to return as MP Friday (19 May)
  10. PM seeks China's help Thursday (18 May)