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Vuo Works On Good Drainage

Constant flooding has forced Vuo villagers in Labasa to work on better drainage systems. Leading the way is the Vuo Village Youth Group, under the supervision of Reverend Apenisa Rabai
03 Jan 2015 11:52
Vuo Works On Good Drainage

Constant flooding has forced Vuo villagers in Labasa to work on better drainage systems.

Leading the way is the Vuo Village Youth Group, under the supervision of Reverend Apenisa Rabai and youth group manager Isireli Rainibogi.

They plan to construct a new drainage system worth $3000 that will redirect flood routes of creeks and rivers to a proper drainage system. This will help control the overflow helping the village to be flood-free.

After more than 14 years of flooding, Reverend Rabai, who has worked in Australia as a missionary, decided to help fund the drainage system.

“Village members had been worried about the health effects of these continuous floods. The price is worth it, as long as flooding is diverted from our homes and our health is safe from diseases such as typhoid,” Mr Rainibogi said.

“Most of the village children used to easily get typhoid during floods hence the construction of the drain would benefit our village health workers as well,” he said.

“The 30-plus members involved themselves at the drain construction and village beautification as part of our 5-year project.

“Apart from the beautification, and drain construction, we are also renovating our rugby field for the boys and netball court for the girls,” he said.

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onstant flooding has forced Vuo villagers in Labasa to work on better drainage systems.

Leading the way is the Vuo Village Youth Group, under the supervision of Reverend Apenisa Rabai and youth group manager Isireli Rainibogi.

They plan to construct a new drainage system worth $3000 that will redirect flood routes of creeks and rivers to a proper drainage system. This will help control the overflow helping the village to be flood-free.

After more than 14 years of flooding, Reverend Rabai, who has worked in Australia as a missionary, decided to help fund the drainage system.

“Village members had been worried about the health effects of these continuous floods. The price is worth it, as long as flooding is diverted from our homes and our health is safe from diseases such as typhoid,” Mr Rainibogi said.

“Most of the village children used to easily get typhoid during floods hence the construction of the drain would benefit our village health workers as well,” he said.

“The 30-plus members involved themselves at the drain construction and village beautification as part of our 5-year project.

“Apart from the beautification, and drain construction, we are also renovating our rugby field for the boys and netball court for the girls,” he said.

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