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Rewa Provincial Council members during the meeting opening ceremony at Burebasaqa Village on May 30, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar.
May 31
10:17 2018

Villagers of Rewa district in the prov­ince of Rewa are taking the concept of self-help seriously.

Villagers from the 12 villages in the dis­trict have started their own fundraising for a foot-crossing project.

This was revealed during the Rewa Provin­cial Council meeting, which opened at Bure­basaga Village yesterday.

District representative to the Rewa Pro­vincial Council meeting Alipate Senikuta thanked Government for the developments in the district and for the $29,000 it gave for the foot crossings in the villages of Loman­ikoro, Nasigatoka, Nasilai and Drekena.

He said the foot crossings would be help­ful for mothers going to the Naililili Health Centre and students going to Rewa Second­ary School, Rewa District School and St Jo­seph Primary School, Naililili.

The second phase he said would cover the villages of Nasilai, Vunuku, Narocivo and Tavuya.

Rewa chief Gone Marama Bale Na Roko Tui Dreketi Ro Teimumu Kepa urged other districts to follow the work carried out by the district of Rewa.

She said districts should not wait for Gov­ernment help, but should take the lead and help themselves.

Help, she said, would eventually come their way.

Meanwhile, Rewa Provincial Council chairman Uraia Waibuta thanked the Per­manent Secretary for the Ministry of the iTaukei Affairs Naipote Katonitabua for his address to the delegates.

Mr Katonitabua stressed the five pillars – Good Governance; WellBeing; Economic Empowerment; Conservation and Climate Change and Vanua and Traditional Leader­ship the ministry was working on.

He gave his assurance to delegates that iTaukei lands were safe and protected un­der the 2013 Constitution.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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