Fiji Time: 12:39 PM on Saturday 27 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65410.6351
JPY 54.851651.8516
GBP 0.37340.3654
EUR 0.43260.4206
NZD 0.69690.6639
AUD 0.65350.6285
USD 0.48690.4699

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 26th, May, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 'Fijian' sparks debate
  2. Inquiry bid foiled
  3. $16k freight scam
  4. $2m generated from Super Rugby match
  5. Non parole period of thirty years
  6. Farmers protest
  7. Risky crossing for users
  8. Road authority utilises $23m for repair works
  9. Ministry certifies twenty-six growers
  10. Repairs to 32 schools by Oct

Top Stories this Week

  1. A-G sounds warning Sunday (21 May)
  2. Man wants house back Wednesday (24 May)
  3. Qoro on Pleass board Monday (22 May)
  4. Henry's debt to mum Wednesday (24 May)
  5. Work cut out Monday (22 May)
  6. Toorak youths distraught over lost jerseys Tuesday (23 May)
  7. Mystery chests, villagers warned Wednesday (24 May)
  8. Pillar of strength Wednesday (24 May)
  9. Thank you midwives Monday (22 May)
  10. Rabuka not happy Wednesday (24 May)