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Commissioner Seeks WAF Audience

Commissioner Eastern Luke Moroivalu is to seek an audience with the chief executive of the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) on his return to Suva from a tour of the
25 Apr 2015 09:39
Commissioner Seeks WAF Audience
The Government delegation approaching Cikobia Village on Vanua Balavu. Photo: Ana Sovaraki

Commissioner Eastern Luke Moroivalu is to seek an audience with the chief executive of the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) on his return to Suva from a tour of the Lau Group.

He gave the assurance to villagers on Vanuabalavu after queries raised with Government officials on what was described as inconsistent supply.

Lomaloma District representative Laveti Saurara raised the issue during a talanoa session involving the nine villages that make up the district.

“Namalata and Narocivo villages particularly have inconsistent water supply. Sometimes there’s no water supply to Adi Maopa Secondary School and this becomes a big problem, especially for our boarders,” Mr Saurara said.

Mr Moroivalu expressed his disappointment over the concerns because, he said, there was no WAF representative present to answer the queries raised.

“Unfortunately the Water Authority of Fiji is has not sent any representative on this trip. It is sad and I’m not in a position to brief the people on the current status of their water supply,” he said.

“What I will do when I return is seek an audience with WAF and ask for a brief on service provided in the Lau Islands.”

During his visit to villages in the past week, Mr Moroivalu advised villagers to maintain their traditional water sources.

He said these sources would be supplemented with water tanks.

“Traditional water sources should be maintained, especially because it will be helpful during prolonged dry weather,” Mr Moroivalu said.

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