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FijiFirst: Provision for free water a reality

Ivamere Nataro
Sunday, August 03, 2014

A POLITICAL party has pledged to provide free water to Fijians.

FijiFirst president and Minister for Women Dr Jiko Luveni said Fiji's Constitution stated the right of people to a fair distribution of water and access to quality drinking water.

"Because FijiFirst upholds the Constitution, the provision of free water will be on the agenda of the FijiFirst party," said Dr Luveni, who is also the Minister for Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation.

Dr Luveni said a question on the issue was raised in one of their party meetings.

She said their response was that free water would be provided to people who paid water bills once the country's economy was boosted to a steady level in the next few years.

People's Democratic Party general secretary Aman Singh said PDP's manifesto highlighted the provision of free water but to the chunk of the population who lived below the poverty line.

"How do we determine who lives below the poverty line, those who will qualify by the way of the means test? And if you look at the means test, here it is those who earn less than $300 a month," he said.

Mr Singh said the delivery of free water was realistic if only the country's finance was managed well and there was no unnecessary spending of money.








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