Yavusa Navakavu launches revitalisation plan

Delegates at the launch of the Navakavu Pledging High-Level conference. Picture: SUPPLIED

GOVERNMENT has a very careful plan in place with a vision that stretches far beyond the day-to-day running of the country, says Fiji’s Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.
Speaking at the opening of the inaugural Navakavu Pledging High-Level Conference at the Novotel Suva Lami Bay today, Mr Bainimarama said this vision stretched to a far better and brighter future for the people of Fiji.
The event marked the launch of the Navakavu Revitalisation Plan from 2018-2022, a plan that builds upon the strategic blueprint laid out in Fiji’s five-year and 20-year National Development Plan.
The yavusa Navakavu Strategic Plan 2018-2022 is the first comprehensive plan to bring together the intention of the “vanua” as part of national development.
“Your revitalisation plan is a culmination of your vision, your priorities and your wisdom, and it is an incredibly important document,” Mr Bainimarama said.
“Because real progress takes planning. Like any good team, you need a game plan. You need a guiding light and you need leadership that considers the long-term and that prepares your people for success, now and in the years ahead.
“Those same lessons in leadership apply to the running of a government.”
Mr Bainimarama told the people of the landowning unit Navakavu that Government were not only focussed on tomorrow but also on Fiji 10, 20 and 30 years from now.
“We are focussed on the legacy we leave for the next generation, the Fiji they inherit and the opportunities they have at their disposal,” he said.
The conference also looks to bring together sectors, missions and regional organisations, and private sectors to meet with members of the yavusa to discuss and explore possible partnership towards the implementation of the Navakavu Strategic Plan 2018-2022.
There are 130 households that make up the five villages (Muaivuso, Nabaka, Waiqanake, Namakala and Ucuinamono) of the landowning unit of Navakavu.
Discussions at the conference are also likely to focus on grassroots development and other topics of priority.