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Province Praise Govt Road Show

Government has been praised for continued efforts to bring services to the people of Ra. Turaga na Tui Nalawa Ratu Epeli Niudamu said the move was a good idea. “I
23 Apr 2015 08:38
Province Praise Govt Road Show
Assistant Minister for Agriculture; Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management Joeli Cawaki. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Government has been praised for continued efforts to bring services to the people of Ra.

Turaga na Tui Nalawa Ratu Epeli Niudamu said the move was a good idea.

“I am very thankful to the Government to bring this roadshow to Ra first of its kind which have about 50 agencies,” said Ratu Epeli.

“I have looked around and saw the smiles on the people that have taken this initiative to full use. We would either have gone to Lautoka or Suva and it will save our money and time. This will boost our livelihoods.”

The two-day road show involved 50 government agencies and corporate entities setting up booths at Ra High School.

Ratu Epeli was impressed that couples could have their marriage certificate done in Rakiraki town.

Maraivalu Beqa, 73, a farmer from Vatukacevaceva, Naroko, Saivou said, “I am very thankful for the Government coming up with this idea it makes it easier for us the older farmers and even learn about new things as well.”

Ra High School student Esala Koro said he was impressed that it was like a careers expo.

“This is a great idea sometimes as student we do feel left out as we only heard it happens in Lautoka or Suva but we somehow we do left out compared to students who lives in cities and town,” he said.

“After going through the booths on display I have understood a lot in my choice of career pathways. There are a lot of things out there apart from the forest, plantation and the sea which I see nearly every day.”

Meanwhile, Assistant Minister for Agriculture; Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management Joeli Cawaki called on the people of Ra to make good use of the roadshow.

“Ra Government Roadshow is the first for the year and is solely for the rural populace that lives beyond the town and cities,” said Mr Cawaki.

He said the main reason to have such events is to bring Government services and other corporate agencies closer to people which is very much needed by the province.

“I thank the people and school students who are part of this as this shows your support for the government of the day.

“There is hope that people will take the services to full use with other business as well,” Mr Cawaki said.

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