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Clean Water For Koronubu

Koronubu villagers in Ba have access to clean water, thanks to Government. It was commissioned by the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday. Mr Bainimarama, while opening the Koronubu Water Project
30 Jan 2016 10:38
Clean Water For Koronubu
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama gives a studet from Koronubu Sanagam School a glass of water from the newly opened tap.Photo: Luke Nacei

Koronubu villagers in Ba have access to clean water, thanks to Government.

It was commissioned by the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday.

Mr Bainimarama, while opening the Koronubu Water Project yesterday, said one of the most essential services his Government could provide was access to clean water.

“If we want to build a Fiji that is modern, healthy and prosperous, we need to start with the right foundation,” he said.

Uninterrupted access to clean water, he said, was the most important stepping stone to development, and that was why he was there to open the new water project.

He said the project would bring a new dam and new systems to purify, filter and deliver water to 10 families and the Koronubu Sangam Primary School.

“It has been completed at a cost of $26,225 and will provide the people of Koronubu with unrestricted access to purified water. It will mean your children have clean water while at school. It will give you the peace of mind of knowing that the water you need to live will not make you or your children ill.”

He said Koronubu has had an unreliable water supply for many years, and the dry spell they recently suffered made the situation worse.

Recently, they were declared a red zone area and they had to face water cuts and rely on emergency water supply.

He said they were at the mercy of their climate, and that was something no Fijian should endure.

“Access to water is a right. Our Constitution guarantees the right of every Fijian to receive an adequate supply of safe and clean water.”

Fiji’s economy, he said, had been growing at an unprecedented rate, and Government was committed to sharing the blessings of the economy equitably, by improving conditions in all parts of Fiji.

He said that was why his Government did not belong to the few, but to the many.

Rusiate Naisau, a resident who has been living in Koronubu for 52 years said, it was a relief for them to have access to clean water.

“This is the first time we have had this assistance and we thank the FijiFirst Government,” he said.

 

Edited by Maikeli Seru

Feedback: luke.nacei@fijisun.com.fj

 


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