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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.








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