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Former Disaster Management Committee director, Manasa Tagicakibau is looking forward to take up his new role as the Commissioner Western. He was welcomed into his new office in Lautoka by
08 Jan 2015 13:36
Ready To Serve

Former Disaster Management Committee director, Manasa Tagicakibau is looking forward to take up his new role as the Commissioner Western.

He was welcomed into his new office in Lautoka by his staff yesterday.

“The former Commissioner Western like Mr Moreivalu and Assistant Minister Mr Cawaki has set up a standard that I know will be a big shoe to fill,” Mr Tagicakibau said.

“Keeping this in mind, I have prepared myself mentally, physically and spiritually for this role. I know I am ready to take up this challenge and maintain the standard of development in the Western Division,” he said.

Mr Tagicakibau’s experience in natural disaster preparedness could augur well for the division because it is among cyclone cyclone prone areas in the country.

“With my background knowledge of natural disasters, I believe that I could put my knowledge into good use.

“I have plans for this year where I will be identifying the level of preparedness within the division and looking at ways to reduce the chances of flooding. If we all learn to prepare ourselves better, then we can reduce the impact of any natural disaster that may occur.

“The Western Division holds a lot of potential. You have tourism, the sugar industry and also minerals and other resources. That plays a huge role in the development of Fiji.

“Coming from a DISMAC point of view, this would be interesting to deal with. I have been briefed about my role and I look forward to working with the people to achieve positive results,” Mr Tagicakibau said.

Also present to welcome Mr Tagicakibau was Commissioner Eastern, Luke Moreivalu.

“I have been with the Western Division for three years and it has been a wonderful experience having to supply basic infrastructure needs to the people, especially in the interior.

“I thank the people for their assistance during my duty here and wishing Mr Tagicakibau the best as he takes on his new role,” he said.

Mr Tagicakibau confirmed that he will begin his duty as Commissioner Western from next week.

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