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Villages Want Better Road

Navakuru and Suweni villagers in Cakaudrove are pleading with Government to improve their road. They claim bad road conditions had always stopped their children from attending school. Meanwhile, during the
13 Jul 2015 13:49
Villages Want Better Road
Suweni villager Simione Tuinabeka pointing at the damaged crossing going towards Wairiki Primary School. Photo: Peni Drauna

Navakuru and Suweni villagers in Cakaudrove are pleading with Government to improve their road.

They claim bad road conditions had always stopped their children from attending school.

Meanwhile, during the Divisional Development Board meeting earlier this month government have set aside $350,000 for the crossings at Cakaudrove.

Village spokesperson Simione Tuinabeka said their children walked through the jungle to reach Wairiki Primary School.

“Our village experience both weather patterns; the rainy Savusavu weather and hot sunny days like Labasa,” Mr Tuinabeka said.

“When it rains, the crossing is underwater and the bus cannot cross to the other side.

“It is not only flooding, but the crossing needs attention too.

“This is the only crossing that leads to the primary school but now children take a 20-minute walk through the forest to get to school.”

He said it was risky letting students walk alone through the forest to school in the earlier hours of the morning.

“This is why we calling on Government to fix the crossing so that our children can get on the bus from the village straight to the school and back.”

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