A-G: Need for basic amenities

NAVUA needs to have the services of basic amenities before it can be declared a town.

Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum clarified this while speaking at the 2018/2019 National Budget consultation with school students at Vashist Muni College in Navua on Thursday.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said the Government hoped Navua and the surrounding area grew as there was a lot of pressure in Suva, Lami and all these places.

“People also move to places where they can buy land, it’s affordable, can build their homes not far away to travel to Suva for work on daily basis,” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.

“So from the Government’s perspective, we like to decentralise where people lived.

“Otherwise, everyone lives in one area, will put a lot of pressure on water, the infrastructure and so on.

“You can see we are currently digging up spaces on the side of the roads to put the streetlights before Navua and even on the highway areas.”

He said Government wanted to get Navua access to more footpaths, streetlights and get these done before declaring it a town.

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