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Village Gets Enough Water

The people of Qelekuro in Tailevu now access not only clean water but more than enough for their present needs. This was after Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama officiated at the
23 Oct 2015 13:00
Village Gets Enough Water
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and other Government officials arrive at Qelekuro Village, Dawasamu, Tailevu.

The people of Qelekuro in Tailevu now access not only clean water but more than enough for their present needs.

This was after Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama officiated at the opening of a $90,000 new water system for the village built by the FijiFirst Government.

The Prime Minister said he had been told that their new source of water now supplied the village with a total yield of 198 cubic metres daily which amounted to an average of 193,000 litres against their daily demand of 68,000 litres.

“So there is now adequate water not only for your existing needs but for any growth in the future.

He said they had built a new 45,000-litre ferro-cement tank, laid more than 3000 metres of pipe and installed 36 sets of stand-pipes and showers in the village to achieve this level of supply to the village.

The Prime Minister said it was a major improvement in the lives of the people of Qelekuro and a major investment in their future, providing them with a safe, secure supply of water for many years to come.

“The days of worrying about illness are over.

“Whether it is access to clean water or electricity, free schooling for your children, better opportunities for higher education, better roads, better bridges, or better access to medical care.”

He said the FijiFirst Government was here to deliver and they were here to serve.

His message – “I want to say to the people of Qelekuro what I tell the rest of the country at every opportunity. As Prime Minister, I will not rest until every Fijian – no matter who they are or where they live – has access to clean water.”

Village headman, Autiko Naitini thanked the Bainimarama Government for their effort in bringing about clean water in Qelekuro Village.

“Now our villagers will have proper access to clean drinking and bathing water which will prevent them from getting sick or infected with diseases,” he said.

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