Fiji Time: 3:31 PM on Saturday 25 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Minister praises villagers

Luke Rawalai
Sunday, June 29, 2014

WATER scarcity will be a worry of the past for villagers on the island of Galoa in Bua, following the opening of a $280,000 worth water project at the island on Friday last week.

Speaking at the official opening of the project Minister for Public Utilities and Works Timoci Natuva commended villagers for contributing 10 per cent of the project value which was $28,000.

Mr Natuva made a light comment to villagers on how swimming in the famous green slimy pool known as the Tobu ni Malaria will be a thing of the past now.

He said villagers now had brighter hope for the future.

"Plans for the project had actually begun in 2012 following the establishment of a borehole on the island in 2009.

"The borehole always dried up during long dry periods and villagers on the island continued to find difficulties in accessing water.

"However in 2012 you took the initiative to put aside $28,000 for the worthy project which your forefathers had always dreamt of in the past."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Siblings in shock
  2. Farewell Duke
  3. Koroi ready to help Fijian scrum during Europe tour
  4. Forum lifts Fiji ban
  5. In the dark
  6. Taskforce rakes in $500k in rent arrears
  7. Group of companies hold inaugural Pinktober celebrations
  8. Inglis salutes new Kangaroos X-factor
  9. Separating fact from myth
  10. Relief for farmers

Top Stories this Week

  1. Death shocks family Monday (20 Oct)
  2. Inside Fiji sevens Tuesday (21 Oct)
  3. Budget overspent Wednesday (22 Oct)
  4. Public access Tuesday (21 Oct)
  5. Kepa's not weak Friday (24 Oct)
  6. Forgery suspect still in remand Tuesday (21 Oct)
  7. Full pay while on leave Friday (24 Oct)
  8. $20m in excess Wednesday (22 Oct)
  9. Ryan's fight to help 7s Friday (24 Oct)
  10. $11.9m in arrears Wednesday (22 Oct)