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Work With Govt, Bua Urged

The Bua Provincial Council members have been urged to work with Government. While addressing the members of the council, iTaukei Land and Fisheries Commission chairman Ratu Isireli Vananalagi Vesikula said
23 Apr 2015 08:03
Work With Govt, Bua Urged
iTaukei Land and Fisheries Commission chairman Ratu Isireli Vananalagi Vesikula with delegates during the Bua Provincial Council meeting at Nabouwalu yesterday. Photo: Maraia Vula

The Bua Provincial Council members have been urged to work with Government.

While addressing the members of the council, iTaukei Land and Fisheries Commission chairman Ratu Isireli Vananalagi Vesikula said they should work with the current Government, especially after the outcome of the September elections.

The meeting was attended by more than 30 delegates and was held at the Naulumatua House in Nabouwalu, Bua yesterday.

“We have completed our elections now and it’s time for us to respect and work hand in hand with this current Government that is taking us into the future,” Ratu Isireli said.

“It is your duty to tackle and remove political gamesmanship from your province, but to work with Government in ensuring development takes place in your own homes.”

He urged the members of the council to motivate their people to further their education.

“Education is the key to a better life. Government has plans for all Fijians to be educated. Government is paying for the tuition fees and the fare even constructing new classrooms and refurbishments as well.

“It is our duty to ensure we send our children to school so that they reach academic excellence to the highest level.”

He highlighted that communal work was very important especially with the use of land.

“Government is ready to help under the reverted land leased programme to ensure resources are well used,” Ratu Isireli said.

“The 14 provinces are now experiencing better living standards because of how they have utilised the natural resources available to them.

“Land is our most priced resource that a government needs in order to run an economy.”

Government has also set aside $10 million for the development of iTaukei land.

“We should assist Government with our resources, but ensure that we are fully aware of the consequences of our actions for the future generations,” Ratu Isireli said.

“Well utilisation of our land resources will ensure a better living standard for us all.”

He informed the council members to urge their people to set up businesses and invest more.

They were also told to ensure their developments for the next three to five years are aligned to Government’s plans.

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