PM tells students to respect investment

PRIME Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has urged students and teachers of Vugalei District School in Tailevu to respect the significant investment in their school as he commissioned the renovated institution yesterday.

Mr Bainimarama said a government grant of $253,857 was provided to renovate the 77-year-old school building.

“To the students of Vugalei District School, please respect this significant investment in your education. That doesn’t only mean that you should properly care for these new facilities, but also study hard and learn as much as you can,” Mr Bainimarama said.

“I would like to thank the Republic of Fiji Military Forces engineers regiment for putting those funds to good use through their work in renovating this institution.

“The 190 students who are served by this school will now have buildings and facilities that they can be proud to call their own.”

School head Abdul Hakeem, in a presentation, told Mr Bainimarama that the school faced water issues and they had to get water tanks for drinking.

Mr Bainimarama acknowledged the issue and said this would be looked into.

He had a talanoa session where he heard grievances and issues faced by the villagers.

These included water safety issues, land disputes and problems faced by the women when selling food or root crops at local markets.

More Stories