Waterways ministry secure floodgate structures

Farmers at the Ministry of Land consultation in Labasa today. Picture: LUKE RAWALAI

Farmers at the Ministry of Land consultation in Labasa today. Picture: LUKE RAWALAI

Update: 6:39PM MEMBERS of the public are urged to report people vandalising floodgates.

Ministry of Waterways officer Gyan Chandra told farmers during a Ministry of Lands consultation today that they were now securing floodgate structures with fences. 

Mr Chandra said they were securing properties where floodgates were implemented to restrict vehicles and people from entering those areas. 

“To do this, we have fenced and locked up these areas,” he said. 

“However, another problem has arisen as people are now tempering with our locks. 

“We are encouraging members of the public to come forward and report to us or Police if they witness people damaging floodgates or even tempering with our structures.”