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Projects, Fiji Day for Cokanasiga

By Talebula Kate The Minister for Primary Industries, Joketani Cokanasiga visited Government-funded projects this week on Makogai Island as part of a week-long tour of Lomaiviti. While in Levuka yesterday,
11 Oct 2012 08:48

By Talebula Kate

The Minister for Primary Industries, Joketani Cokanasiga visited Government-funded projects this week on Makogai Island as part of a week-long tour of Lomaiviti.
While in Levuka yesterday, he also took time to officiate at the national celebrations for Fiji Day at Nasau Park in Levuka.
The official entourage will also be visiting agricultural projects in Gau, Nairai and Batiki where meetings will be conducted with villagers to gauge developments that have been put in place by Government.
The official tour ends on Saturday. Mr. Cokanasiga called on the people of Levuka to celebrate this year’s Fiji Day with passion and pride.
In opening the celebrations at Nasau Park, Mr Cokanasiga told hundreds of school children and citizens present that this year’s theme “Celebrate a United Fiji” was devoted to celebrating with pride our achievements and togetherness.
“Today, marks the official celebrations of Fiji’s 42nd Independence Day. Levuka is renowned as the historical site where Fiji was ceded to Britain on October 10, 1874 before it gained its independence on the October 10, 1970.
Fiji has come a long way and we are now set to celebrate another milestone, to mark our achievement as a sovereign state,” he said. Mr. Cokanasiga also highlighted the various programmes that Government had implemented through various ministries and departments that demonstrated its commitment to better livelihoods for all.
He said Government strongly believed in enhancing public sector efficiency, performance effectiveness and service delivery.
In doing so it would pave the way for providing employment opportunities, better living standards, improve educational services, infrastructure development, and upgrade health sector services in the rural and maritime zones of Fiji.
“In return this will help curb the heavy flow of urbanisation and the increasing social problems in the urban areas.
“Friends, today is the day to celebrate, a day to be happy about our successes.
“We should all stand in confidence with a positive mindset to further pursue the strategies and policy initiatives of the current Government.”




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