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Reform plans for island council

Salaseini Moceiwai
Monday, July 21, 2014

ACTING commissioner Northern Alipate Bolalevu says, they are working on implementing new reforms to improve the interim administration of the Rabi Island Council.

Mr Bolalevu said part of the changes was initiating developments on the island.

"The council used to cater for the people on the island in the form of transportation, financial and agricultural assistance to name a few," he said.

"Now, we want to change that perception and encourage the villagers to make use of available resources and land for sources of income.

"We want them not to rely on the council all the time, instead they should make an effort of standing on their own feet and make a living from the resources around them."

Mr Bolalevu added the reforms could take about two to three years.

"Developments such as farm roads, rice and root crop farming, livestock and bee keeping have been planned for the island to help the villagers with their livelihoods."








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