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Water Issue Frustrates Bainimarama

Water Issue Frustrates Bainimarama
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama while officiating at the opening of the new Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji in Nabouwalu, Bua on the 20th June, 2017. Photo: Josaia Ralago
June 22
10:00 2017

A frustrated Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, has called on Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) to look into water issues faced in the Northern Division.

During a talanoa session yesterday he expressed frustration that water was still an issue that residents raise every time he visits the North. The residents added they continued to receive dirty water.

The PM, who is on a three-day tour of the Northern Division, was also shown a presentation by the Bua Provincial Office yesterday, indicating that water services in the Bua district are not 100 per cent clean. The PM has again requested the WAF to look into the matter.

Bua’s water status stood at 90 per cent with Lekutu. Vuya, Nadi, Wainunu, Kubulau, Dama, Navakasiga and Solevu all stand at 95 per cent.

He said the township of Nabouwalu is something that Bua greatly wants. However, this would be impossible if 100 per cent clean drinking water is not provided.

Meanwhile, this year Nabouwalu township plan status showed that design works is still with civil works and  yet to be included in the budget preparation for 2018/2019.

Other plans for Bua highlighted are the sealing of the Nabouwalu to Kubulau road, construction of Nasolo to Driti road and completion of Kubuabola to Dreketi road.

For electricity there are plans to have an extension grid from Dreketi to Nabouwalu,  Nabouwalu to Kubulau,  Nabouwalu to Solevu.

Today, the PM will open the suspension bridge at Korotari in Labasa, open the roadshow in Saqani, hand over a fibreglass boat and engine and commission a solar home system in Nabua Village and the Nabua Primary School in Cakaudrove.

Tomorrow, he will commission the solar home system at Napuka Secondary School, Karoko Village and Vunisavisavi. He will end his tour with the handing over of a fibreglass boat and engine at Nakobo Village.

The PM returns to Suva on Friday.

Edited by Naisa Koroi




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