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Campaign picks up as signature drive progresses

Nasik Swami
Saturday, July 26, 2014

WITH the electoral battle heating up, aspiring independent candidate Roshika Deo says her campaign is picking up.

The Be the Change leader said she had visited about 30 communities in the Northern Division during the two weeks of her community outreach last week.

"We plan to be back in Labasa in early August. The support received from here has been great," Ms Deo said.

She said some of the issues raised by people in the area were the availability of water, quality education, unemployment rates, rural to urban drift, LTA regulations, licensing system for market vendors, social welfare systems, violence against women and children, time intensive bureaucratic process on land leases and the conditions of the roads in the surrounding areas of Labasa town.

"Some of the stories shared and the level of hardships being experienced is extremely concerning and as such, Be the Change is developing some rigorous strategies to be able to address the issues here."

She said she had also travelled to Taveuni.

"There are still some areas without telecommunication and electricity infrastructure, reliable and sufficient water accessibility, and similar issues of bureaucratic systems.

"From all our community outreach from mid-last year, what have been starkly evident is our bureaucratic systems and its failure to empower people."








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