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Use Water Sparingly: Tikoduadua

Members of the public have been urged to use water wisely during this period of dry spell in the country. The Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Pio Tikoduadua said people
01 Oct 2014 11:16
Use Water Sparingly: Tikoduadua

Members of the public have been urged to use water wisely during this period of dry spell in the country.

The Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Pio Tikoduadua said people needed to appreciate the little water they had.

“Primarily, now because of this long spell of dry weather so we will need to be appreciative of water that they get and exercise discipline in their water usage so when the supply is getting low everyone needs to get recognition of that and make sure that we use water sparingly,” Mr Tikoduadua said.

“Needless to say water is my biggest area of concern and my main effort is in there and making sure that I am aware of what is going on out there.”

He confirmed that he had also met with the officials of the Ministry of Provincial and Rural Development to look at the different options they had if anything would arise.

“We had a meeting yesterday with Provincial Development and National Disaster trying to anticipate what might be if this weather continues so we have contingencies that we have now put into place by a selected committee that is going to sit of permanent secretaries that are going to deal with it.”

Mr Tikoduadua added that he also had his first briefing with senior officials of his ministry on Monday.

This, he said he was briefed on the works and projects undertaken by his ministry.

“I am going around in the next few days to talk to different people of the different offices to get a better impression of how things are on the ground but all in all first official day and getting to know the place where I work and what it entails.

“From next onwards I will doing the visit, maybe this week I will be around the areas of Suva, next week I will be going to the West followed by going to Vanua Levu.”

Meanwhile, Mr Tikoduadua said there were many things he would do in the next four years to which he just needed to set out his priorities.

“Like I said water is one direction that I’m putting my focus, there are definitely things that I will like to change within the ministry to make it more efficient and effective.

“Being guided by that we need to provide the services for the people and that is our motivation so we are working hard to be able to do something better than what it was over the next four years that we will be in government,” he said.

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