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Growing Davuilevu Wants More Services

People living at Davuilevu Housing near Nakasi, Nasinu, want more services to cater for the increasing population in the area. This was heard during the public consultations for the formulation
17 Jul 2015 10:07
Growing Davuilevu Wants More Services
Public Consultations

People living at Davuilevu Housing near Nakasi, Nasinu, want more services to cater for the increasing population in the area.

This was heard during the public consultations for the formulation of Government’s five-year and 20-year development plans held at the Tuilovoni Methodist Church Hall at Davuilevu Housing on Thursday.

Retired school headteacher Talaiyasi Yaravoli proposed that a health centre for Davuilevu Housing must be included in the development plan.

Mr Yaravoli said Davuilevu Housing residents had to visit Nakasi Health Centre for treatment.

“Most of the time it is full. Sometimes we go to Nausori or to Suva for our treatment,” he said.

He also proposed that the area should have a Post Office.

“The population at Davuilevu Housing had immensely increased and most of them could not have a mailbox at Nakasi. We need a Post Office here at Davuilevu.”

He said the primary school in the area had been running two streams of classes daily to cater for the high number of students.

He said a secondary school should be earmarked for the area and the teacher to pupil ratio should be 1:20 so that new teachers could be employed.

Aria Young, another resident, called for a Police Post because of the rising crime in the area.

She also calls for more bus services.

“The service provided by the current bus company is not enough because most workers are always late or they pay for a taxi to get to the main road to catch a bus,” Ms Young said.

She called for the area to be included in the Neighbourhood Watch programme and wants the Women’s Rights to be reviewed.

Meanwhile, Olivia Heiwili, another resident, called for the establishment of a market.

“In Nakasi food vendors sell beside the road and Nausori Market is too far for us,” Ms Heiwili said.

She said they needed to install water tanks in their homes to store water because the water pressure was always low in the area.

“We are not allowed to install tanks in our own homes and this decision must be reviewed.”

Another resident Peni Raigoigo wants Police officers to patrol their area regularly.

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