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4 Commissioners Get Three Goals

The four divisional commissioners are advised to focus on three elements to ensure communities gain from Government’s rural development initiatives. The Minister for Agriculture, Rural Development and National Disaster Management,
26 Feb 2015 09:20
4 Commissioners Get Three Goals
Commissioner Eastern Luke Moroivalu, Acting Commissioner Northern Alipate Bolalevu, Commissioner Central Ratu Meleti Bainimarama, Commissioner Western Manasa Tagicakibau

The four divisional commissioners are advised to focus on three elements to ensure communities gain from Government’s rural development initiatives.

The Minister for Agriculture, Rural Development and National Disaster Management, Inia Seruiratu, believes that community engagement, empowerment and capacity development can boost economic growth.

“I have a strong feeling that if we focus enough attention on these areas we will generate a groundswell of unprecedented socio-economic growth within our rural and maritime communities which in turn will translate to a reduction in rural poverty levels and improved livelihoods,” Mr Seruiratu said.

He made the statement during the opening of the Divisional Commissioners Induction Training at the Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development in Suva yesterday.

He said Government had for the past years invested so much in rural development however, rural poverty was still high.

He said the onus was on the commissioners as the drivers of development and agents of change in their various divisions.

“The task at hand is enormous, but your appointment to the extremely important posts of divisional commissioners are indicative of the trust and faith that Government has on your abilities to be able to transform our rural and maritime communities to play a bigger part in our capitalist economy, to be independent, to become self- sufficient  to and realise that wealth is at their very doorsteps,” he said.

The four commissioners are Commissioner Central Ratu Meleti Bainimarama, Commissioner Western Manasa Tagicakibau, Commissioner Eastern Luke Moroivalu, and Acting Commissioner Northern Alipate Bolalevu.

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