COMMISSIONER Northern Lieutenant Colonel Ilai Moceica yesterday urged the Bua Provincial Council to get involved in development.
He told members getting involved in development work would being in income for the villagers.
He said resource owners had the potential of boosting economic activities in their own villages.
He told the meeting that by creating economic activities in villages, locals would keep the money in their own communities.
Considering two and a half years left before the election, Lt-Col Moceica said his team had set up strategic plan aligned to the Peoples Charter aimed at boosting economic activities.
With concerns raised in the recent Northern Development Board over developments in Bua, Lt-Col Moceica assured the council that government remained committed to developing Bua.
He said Nabouwalu would be developed.
He said with the opening of the bauxite mining and chip mill in Wairiki port, the people of Bua had the opportunities of earning money.
Lt-Col Moceica said plans to build an international port in Macuata would assist exporters and farmers.
He said having farmers directly export their products from the north to international markets would be history for the people of Vanua Levu.
He encouraged dalo farmers to make use of the opportunity once government constructed the port.
Lt-Col Moceica told the council that government had a vision of even building an international airport in Vanua Levu.