‘Wasteland’ – Villagers ‘disappointed’ with Speaker’s ruling
20 February, 2020, 8:38 am
MAGNETITE mining at the mouth of the Sigatoka River has turned what was once a thriving biodiversity of marine life into what villagers say is a wasteland.
Nahigatoka Village headman Alipate Qaraniqio said his people were “extremely disappointed” after Speaker of Parliament Ratu Epeli Nailatikau ruled a petition signed by 900 people was not admissible in the House.
Opposition parliamentarians visited the area yesterday and vowed to continue to highlight the issue.