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Villagers welcome $0.5m development initiative

Serafina Silaitoga
Monday, July 07, 2014

WORK at the new $0.5million government station in Bua has started.

The Department of Public Works has cleared the area making way for the construction in Kubulau.

And the villagers of Kubulau have welcomed the development describing it as a necessity.

Businesswoman Hemla Wati who runs a bakery shop in the area said the new station would certainly boost business.

"Even now, the bakery makes good money considering the level of development so far. The villagers, schoolteachers and students of Kubulau District School also buy bread," she said.

"The villagers order bread and buns when there is a function and it is doing well so far.

"But if that station opens, then it will certainly bring us more business and money and we are looking forward to that."

Farmers from the area interviewed said the inclusion of an agriculture and fisheries officers would help them with their farming challenges.

Manasa Tuilau, a farmer of many years said they would no longer travel far to Nabouwalu to seek assistance from agricultural and fisheries officers.

He said they would need to just walk to the new station to seek advice.

Government has allocated $500,000 for the new station that would include the office of the assistant district officer and a government quarters, agriculture and fisheries department office and a conference room.

It is understood that the military engineers would build the new station.

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