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Committee Aims $254K

The Kadavu Development Committee wants transparency in the organisation of its Diaspora Solevu Day, especially in the use of its proceeds. Kadavu held its one-day Diaspora Solevu Day at the
01 Nov 2014 16:46
Committee Aims $254K
Adi Cakobau School students after performing a meke during the Kadavu Diaspora Solevu Day at the FDB foreshore yesterday. Photo: Ronald Kumar

The Kadavu Development Committee wants transparency in the organisation of its Diaspora Solevu Day, especially in the use of its proceeds.

Kadavu held its one-day Diaspora Solevu Day at the FDB foreshore in Suva yesterday.

Committee chairman and Commissioner of Corrections, Lieutenant-Colonel Ifereimi Vasu said, “Our aim in this fundraiser is for the cash collecting processes to be transparent,” he said.

“We want the people to know the amount of money that was collected and what and where these funds will be invested.

“We want to bring back and restore the faith of the Kadavu people,” Commissioner Vasu said.

He said they were happy the people of Kadavu from the nine districts (tikina) gathered at the event in great numbers.

The districts are Tavuki, Naceva, Nabukelevu, Nakasaleka, Sanima, Yale, Yawe, Ono and Ravitaki.

There are 75 villages in the province of Kadavu.

“We are happy that the people of Kadavu have gathered here in great numbers; it signifies a new journey for the people of Kadavu,” Lieutenant-Colonel Vasu said.

He said the committee had a two-year plan to collect $254,000 beginning this year.

“Our aim is to raise $116,000 this year and $118,000 next year. Any person originally from Kadavu is to give $12, but it’s on a voluntary basis.

“Each district has raised their targeted levy and we are here to try and collect the rest to reach our targeted amount.”

Lieutenant-Colonel Vasu said the funds raised would be used in the administration of the Kadavu Provincial Council office and education assistance; scholarships for Kadavu children who would attend higher education and works concerning natural resources in the province.

The fundraising concluded with the Kadavu Diaspora Ball at the Suva Bowling Club last evening.

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