Roadshow benefits islanders

Permanent Secretary for Rural and Maritime Development and NDMO Mr Meleti Bainimarama delivers his address at the opening of the 2018 Moala Government roadshow in Naroi, Moala Lau. Picture: FIJIAN GOVERNMENT

FIJIANS on Moala Island in Lau took advantage of services offered by Government during a roadshow on the island.
The Government Roadshow was opened by the permanent secretary for Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development, Disaster Management, and Meteorological Service, Meleti Bainimarama.

Speaking to the community at Naroi Village grounds, Mr Bainimarama said the objective of the three-day roadshow was to bring government services closer to the people and allow them to make use
of the advice and information offered by government offi cials and development partners.

“Government has always been concerned with the challenges faced by rural communities in accessing government services.

“This is one of the main reasons Government continues to support and promote roadshows in rural and maritime islands,” Mr Bainimarama said.

Commissioner Eastern Division Luke Moroivalu said apart from the island of Moala, Totoya and Matuku islands were also targeted, which included about 3400 adults and children.

“This also is an opportunity for students to scope interested careers, fields or occupations,” Mr Moroivalu said.

Some of the services provided at Moala included births, marriages, and death registrations and issuance of certificates by the Ministry of Justice, provision of agricultural technical assistance and advice to farmers by the Ministry of Agriculture, FNPF and tax identification number (TIN) registrations by Fiji Revenue Customs Services, issuance of housing plans and rural housing advice by the Ministry of Rural and  Maritime Development and National Disaster Management, social schemes awareness and service provision by Ministry of Women, Children, and Poverty Alleviation and Awareness.

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