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Nasevou Day Raises Over $17K

‘The money that we raise is used for things like rubbish collection fees and this year we aim to upgrade our village hall’ The sub-clan of Nasevou in Lami Village
17 Jul 2016 08:47
Nasevou Day Raises Over $17K
Children of Lami Village with their special item during Nasevou day celebration yesterday. Photo: RONALD KUMAR.

‘The money that we raise is used for things like rubbish collection fees and this year we aim to upgrade our village hall’

The sub-clan of Nasevou in Lami Village yesterday raised over $17,000 in their bid for further development.

Speaking at the Nasevou Day celebrations at their village ground, sub-clan representative, Esiromi Ratini said they celebrated the two-day event every year by raising funds for village projects.

“The money that we raise is used for things like rubbish collection fees and this year we aim to upgrade our village hall,” he said.

“I would like to thank the members of the mataqali and supporters from other nearby communities for contributing to the soli.”

Nasevou is one of the five sub-clans that make up Lami Village.

The day was celebrated with various entertainment from the village youth and presentations from the Fiji Police Force, Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre and health check-ups by a team from the Ministry of Health.

Meanwhile, Delainavesi Community Post chairman Jone Raco said the day was also a chance for Police to implement their awareness programmes as part of the Duavata Community Policing Model.

The community post caters for more than 10 villages and settlements in Delainavesi, Suvavou and Lami which has a population of over 10,000.

“We thank the mataqali of Nasevou for allowing us to come in and be part of their celebrations and do community policing,” he said.

Mr Raco said one of the prevalent issues they wished to address in the area was domestic violence.

“We also have had similar programmes in Navesi and Nadonumai which are part of our red zones,” he said.

“The work of Police will be made easier with community support and this kind of events allows it to happen.”

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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