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Tuiwanunu Advises Villages to Set Up Plans To Battle Poverty In Province

Tuiwanunu Advises Villages to Set Up Plans To Battle Poverty In Province
The people of Navakasiga at their district meeting in Naiviqiri Village on Tuesday (19.04.17). Photo: Josaia Ralago
April 20
11:00 2017


Without vision we die, says the Bua Provincial Administrator Inoke Tuiwanunu.

“This is a time to move forward and we need to set out plans for our families and our villages.”

This was Mr Tuiwanunu’s advice during the Navakasiga district meeting at Naiviqiri Village in Bua yesterday.

Mr Tuiwainunu said the province was one of the financially impoverished in the country, yet it was rich in resources.

“And that is why we will be implementing a five year plan for Bua from Nasarawaqa to Kubulau,” he said.

“We need to work together as a village or community to ensure that we all move forward together.”

He said that if villages wished  to be a part of this then they needed to put forward their village plans to their office by the end of the month.

“However, if you wish to pass on your village plan to us next year then you can do so. But it is very important that this plan is tabled from the village meeting,” he said.

Mr Tuiwainunu said the concept of solesolevaki needed to be implemented in the villages.

Solesolevaki is an iTaukei concept which encourages collective works within a community.

“We need to work together so that we can break the poverty cycle. And when we follow this concept or some similar schemes, it would ensure financial stability, and also lead to the well establishment of the future generation.”

He said this could only be achieved if parents had a vision and the drive to do so. Edited by Jonathan Bryce


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