MAKING basic needs easily accessible to the members of the public will be an area of focus for aspiring politician and "Be the Change" campaign leader Roshika Deo.
Ms Deo, who would be collecting signatures to register as an independent candidate in Taveuni this week, said basic needs should be every government's priority.
"Having access to clean affordable drinking water should be a priority for any government or parliamentarian. Water is a basic survival need. Resources should be prioritised to ensure that every community has access to clean drinking water," she said.
She said clean, affordable and accessible water means better health and standard of living for Fijians.
"When health is good, children are able to spend more time on education, and other social and physical development activities," Ms Deo said.
She claimed some peri-urban and informal settlements around Fiji, regular and clean water access and supply remained an issue.