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ELECTIONS 2014 Nabila Backs Government NADI VILLAGE ACKNOWLEDGES PM FOR LEVEL OF DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGES TO LIFESTYLE

ANadi village has thanked the Government, and particularly Prime Minister Rear Admiral (Retired) Voreqe Bainimarama, for delivering much-needed programmes to them and improving their lives. The comment came from elders
31 Mar 2014 12:27

ANadi village has thanked the Government, and particularly Prime Minister Rear Admiral (Retired) Voreqe Bainimarama, for delivering much-needed programmes to them and improving their lives.
The comment came from elders of Nabila Village, Nadi, to senior government officials who visited the Nabila village last week for consultation on economic projects and development of the village
A government team led by the Permanent Secretary for Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation Dr Josefa Koroivueta was part of the celebrations to mark the official declaration of Nabila Village as a violence-free community in Fiji.
While welcoming Dr Koroivueta and his delegation to the village, Timoci Tuiwai, the turaga-ni mataqali Nabila acknowledged the Bainimarama government for delivering much-needed programmes in Nabila.
“We are indeed grateful to the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama for his leadership that has improved the lives of the people in rural communities,” he said.
“Take for example in Nabila, before the road conditions were really bad, we had put in our request through the Commissioner Western’s office and these roads have now been repaired.
“ We can now access regular bus services and the children no longer have to walk long distances to go to school. Also there were houses which were badly destroyed by Cyclone Evan and we had applied for government’s assistance and some of these houses have been rebuilt.
“The violence free programme has enabled us to work with the police in ensuring that our village is crime free. These are ways in which the current government reached out to our village and not forgetting the free bus fare and free education for children along with the social pension scheme for the elderly who are 70 years and over.”
The village vowed to support Mr Bainimarama in the upcoming elections.
“We, the people of Nabila, have made our decision and that is we are going to vote for Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and his party in the September elections,” Mr Tuiwai said.
Similarly, the president of Soqosoqo Vakamarama Nabila, Melenaite Vuweti said that Nabila women are now recognised as a result of the awareness programmes which have been facilitated by the Department of Women.
“It is through the minister’s visit to our village in 2012, that we reactivated our women’s group and accessed awareness programmes on women’s economic empowerment and leadership,” she said.
“This is the first government that paid attention to women’s needs in rural areas and we would like Dr Luveni to continue leading the women of this nation. She is the first minister to assist in getting the women’s role recognised,” Mrs Vuweti said.
– Ministry of Social Welfare




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