Fiji Time: 4:14 PM on Friday 19 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Drought and supply issues on agenda

Salaseini Moceiwai
Monday, July 07, 2014

AGRICULTURAL drought and intermittent water supply were among issues discussed at the northern government heads of department meeting in Labasa last week.

Acting commissioner northern Alipate Bolalevu said while the meeting was an opportunity to discuss the performance of all the government ministries and departments, it was also a time to identify solutions for problems encountered by the people in the North.

"Apart from discussing the presentation of all the HODs, the meeting also resulted in the deliberation of issues such as water problems, vegetable and root crop scarcity as a result of the dry spell and health to name a few.

"Now that we are entering the dry spell, we have sought meteorological advice from weather experts to assist us with directing the people, especially farmers on how to maintain their farms.

"One issue we have also identified is the lack of water supply and we have been receiving a lot of complaints about this.

"We are requesting the public to use water wisely during this dry season as the authorities responsible are working on normalising the supply."

Mr Bolalevu said the HODs had also been encouraged to continue providing excellent service to the people.

"We are here for the people and we will work to the best of our abilities," said Mr Bolalevu.





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. A-G: Claim ludicrous
  2. Years later daughter still feels pain of losing dad
  3. Police assault claim
  4. Hope for women, girl child
  5. Talk first before writing letters
  6. Back with old allies
  7. Priest's Facebook plea saves life of ill pregnant woman
  8. Fiji-NZ rekindle ties
  9. CORRECTION
  10. Upgrade brings relief

Top Stories this Week

  1. TV pair sent home Wednesday (17 Dec)
  2. My boy, my hero Monday (15 Dec)
  3. Justice and sleep at last Thursday (18 Dec)
  4. She's gone but the pain stays Tuesday (16 Dec)
  5. TERROR ALERT Gunmen strike Sydney cafe Tuesday (16 Dec)
  6. Clan leader calls for harsher penalties Wednesday (17 Dec)
  7. Five-try Fiji forge Plate final berth Monday (15 Dec)
  8. Court told of baby's tragic end Thursday (18 Dec)
  9. 441 new positions Wednesday (17 Dec)
  10. Rugby star's emotional celebration with children Thursday (18 Dec)