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Clean water

Salaseini Moceiwai
Thursday, June 19, 2014

TWENTY-TWO families in Basoga, Labasa, will have access to safe and clean piped water now that a rural water project has been completed in the area.

The $33,000 project was made possible through the bilateral effort of the community and the government.

Yesterday, the community members organised a celebration to mark the much-awaited project.

Speaking at the ceremony, Timoci Bulivakamatau said they were overjoyed because their request had finally been granted.

"We earlier submitted our request to the past government and nothing was done about it.

"But now this government has finally extended its helping hand to us," he said.

"The families here all contributed $100 each and some of our relatives abroad also helped us financially.

"Filling bottles, buckets and water gallons from nearby creeks and depending on rain water will all be over for us now that we have running water in our own homes," Mr Bulivakamatau said.

Assistant acting District Officer Macuata Nanise Gucake said the community requested for such assistance through the provincial administrator's office where the government allocated $20,000 for the project.








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