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No More Water Contamination For Ravuka Village

Nine households in Ravuka Village, Macuata Province, will no longer be under the risk of water contamination. This was after the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama opened the Ravuka Village ecological
13 Jan 2016 13:00
No More Water Contamination For Ravuka Village
Children of Naividamu village. Photo: Peni Drauna

Nine households in Ravuka Village, Macuata Province, will no longer be under the risk of water contamination.

This was after the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama opened the Ravuka Village ecological purification system project yesterday.

Village headman Inia Masivou said since the village was formed the people drank water directly from the catchment.

“Children and adults used to suffer from typhoid and diarrhoea for many years and life had been very difficult for all of us,” Mr Masivou said.

53-year-old villager Karalini Kaluku thanked the FijiFirst Party for providing them safe drinking water.

“My families would be freely drinking water without fear of getting sick,” Mrs Kaluku said.

Rukalisi Vasutava, a Year 11 student of Nadogo Secondary School, said with the availability of clean water she could now carry a water bottle to school next week.

Mr Bainimarama said this project was completed by his Government at a cost of approximately $34,000.

“This project uses the most modern techniques to purify water using algae and microbial activity rather than relying on more expensive chemicals and technologies,” he said.

“So not only will this become a cost effective system for the village but it will also keep Fiji clean, green and sustainable.”

“In the constitution, it is the right of every Fijian to have access to clean and safe water. When we have safe drinking water we can focus on other things that improve the quality of our lives, we can focus on our work and on what we can do to better our society. This is why it is in our constitution,” he added.

“All Fijians have the right to live healthy and productive lives, and it is my Government’s sacred commitment to make that happen for all Fijians, no matter where in our islands you call home.”

“My Government is also committed to making sure our success is spread as far and wide as possible so that everyone can enjoy the benefits of our growing economy.

“We are committed to you, as we are to every Fijian, and we will not rest until the blessings of our growing economy are shared in every corner of Fiji. More importantly, we will not rest until every corner of Fiji knows that it is an equal contributor to the growth and greatness of our nation.”

Edited by Paula Tuvuki

Feedback: shratika.naidu@fijisun.com.fj

 



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