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More Civic Pride Detected

The attitude of Lautoka residents is changing, says the city’s acting Chief Executive Officer Gynesh Rao. “Before we had people from the city who never took pride but slowly we
09 Jan 2015 10:38
More Civic Pride Detected
Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment Parveen Kumar (right), with the Lautoka City Council members

The attitude of Lautoka residents is changing, says the city’s acting Chief Executive Officer Gynesh Rao.

“Before we had people from the city who never took pride but slowly we are seeing a change in this,” he said.

“We urge more people to take pride in their city. We may have faced some difficulties but we need to put this behind and work together to make the city more successful,” Mr Rao said.

He said the city council hoped to improve on its 2014 achievement from 2014.

“We have put some plans in the pipeline that we will be working on. At the moment, our main focus is on the development of the new Tapoo’s building and our market.

“Also we have the Botanical Gardens. There will be an open shed built where functions like work party or even weddings could be held. People now have that change of mindset where they prefer to host events in the open,” he said.

Mr Rao said there would be a special fee charged for those interested.

He said the council hoped that the people of Lautoka would come out in numbers to support the city’s development plans.

He said the council would build on the success of last year when it won the top city of the year .

Meanwhile, chief executive officer Jone Nakauvadra, who is recovering from the Lautoka Hospital, will resume work from next week.

Feedback: varanisese.nasilasila@fijisun.com.fj

 



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