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Govt REACHes island group

Govt REACHes island group
Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa during her tour of the Nacula Village Handicraft Market in Yasawa on August 14, 2018
August 15
11:00 2018

Government aims to take their services to the 19 villages of the Yasawa Islands to as­sist them through its REACH pro­gramme.

The REACH programme stands for Rights Empowerment and Co­hesion (REACH) for rural and mar­itime Fijians’ projects.

REACH co-ordinator Salesi Savu said they would continue their ser­vices until they had reached the 19 villages in the Yasawa islands.

“The project conducts awareness on the social, economic and legal rights enshrined in the 2013 Consti­tution of the Republic of Fiji,” Mr Savu said.

He said their goal was making government services accessible to Fijians living in the rural and maritime areas by providing a mo­bile service delivery of government services and reaching communities all throughout Fiji with the focus to reach the farthest.

“Providing accessibility of gov­ernment services to the people, providing access to the services associated with these rights also strengthens institutional capacity to deliver these services.”

Mr Savu they had already conduct­ed more than 10 civil weddings and were expecting a whole lot more as they would be touring and visiting the villages.

“Coming out like this and bring­ing the government services to the people is economical for the people in Yasawa,” he said.

“This is so they would not have to come all the way to the Viti Levu mainland for these services, but rather saving them a lot of money by bringing the services to them.”

Turaga na Tui Drola Ratu Ma­nasa Naikasowalu Bogileka said they were grateful and thankful to Government for their assistance in bringing these services right to their villagers’ doorsteps.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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