Remote voters mindful of development
31 October, 2018, 10:35 am
FOR voters in a settlement in interior Tavua, government is defined as an establishment that is mandated to provide services benefiting the people.
Predominantly a sugarcane planting area, Rakavidi settlement is located along the main road leading up to Nadarivatu.
Home to about seven families, its remoteness is an issue as poor road condition is an everyday issue, especially during the inclement weather period.
The recent construction of an Irish crossing has lifted spirits in the community; canefarmers in the area are now feeling more connected to the rest of the world.
Voter Vika Kidi Rosi says they have kept in mind the developments and assistance provided by the ruling FijiFirst party.
Ms Rosi said the election this time around was extremely important as it would determine the future of her children and family.
“I just hope that whatever government comes, they continue what FijiFirst is doing because they have done a lot for the people,” the 34-year-old said.
“For us, we feel FijiFirst has done a lot for our families.”
She said for any government that comes into power, their job is to look after their people and provide them with the best services.