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End of water woes

Repeka Nasiko
Tuesday, July 08, 2014

RESIDENTS of Nawaicoba in Nadi have a reason to celebrate after years of water problems were finally addressed by government.

Paying a visit to residents yesterday, Prime Minister Rear Admiral (Ret) Voreqe Bainimarama said ensuring the people of Fiji received safe drinking water was one of government's main priorities.

He said people of Nawaicoba no longer had to live without water.

Seventy-two households received water supply to their homes after government's intervention.

According to government, the residents have been without proper water supply for the past 21 years.

Last month, Attorney- General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum revealed the water issues the residents had been facing.

"We have had discussions with the CEO of Water Authority of Fiji and in the next few weeks you will see a lot of traction on that," he said.

"We will have consultations with various stakeholders in the next few weeks.

"In fact, I would like to apologise to some of the residents in these areas that perhaps have not had the level of support from Water Authority of Fiji in terms of trucks coming on time.

"Personally, I've received a number of calls from a number of people who have not had water trucks gone to their homes."

He said some of the problems were because of laxity on the part of the workers in the area.








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