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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."

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