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Tavua Settlement Commends Government

Kadavu Settlement in Tavua has acknowledged Government for assisting rural communities. Residents of the settlement were relieved last Saturday after Government helped solve their water problem which had been affecting
05 Oct 2015 10:36
Tavua Settlement  Commends Government

Kadavu Settlement in Tavua has acknowledged Government for assisting rural communities.

Residents of the settlement were relieved last Saturday after Government helped solve their water problem which had been affecting them for 20 years.

And credit was given to the Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Akbar, for her swift response in assisting the settlement access proper water supply.

During her first visit to the settlement in April, Ms Akbar was informed that women faced challenges in accessing water supply.

To address this concern, the Ministry of Women assisted the settlement with new water tanks which were handed-over by Ms Akbar last Saturday.

She said the help reflected Government’s commitment to rural development.

“Water is a basic need for women and children,” Ms Akbar said.

“Last time I came here, I was told that women have to go to the river to collect water for their washing and cooking. The Ministry is informed that your settlement is included in the Government’s water projects for next year, but meanwhile, these water tanks will be of great help for you to store clean drinking water for your families.

“This assistance marks the beginning of our partnership to improve the lives of your families. Rural women also have great economic potential and my Ministry will look at ways you can be assisted through income generating projects. You have a very caring Government that will continue to reach out and work together with you to enhance opportunities for development in your community.”

Kadavu Settlement Women’s Club president Esita Waqa thanked Government for addressing their plight.

“We thank Government for recognising our challenges. I have lived here for 20 years and it’s the first time for me to see a government minister come down this far to help us.

Kadavu Community spokesman Timasi Waqa said the assistance would benefit 16 families.

“We thank the Bainimarama Government for its commitment to initiate development projects in rural areas. This is the first government project in our settlement and we are happy that, Government has always kept the interest of rural people at heart,” Mr Waqa added.

Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation

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