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Development Navakawau To Hold Bazaar In Labasa

The rural dwellers of Navakawau village in southern tip of Taveuni will for the first time celebrate Navakawau Village Day in the bright lights of Subrail Park in Labasa. The
30 Jul 2016 08:18
Development Navakawau To Hold  Bazaar In Labasa
Miss Civil Service, Elenoa Matatolu vying for the Miss Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North (right) shaking hands with the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama at Labasa Civic Centre on Wednesday night. Photo:SHRATIKA NAIDU

The rural dwellers of Navakawau village in southern tip of Taveuni will for the first time celebrate Navakawau Village Day in the bright lights of Subrail Park in Labasa.

The event titled Navakawau Village Bazaar and Sevens Tournament, which has been set up for next month is intended to assist in the continued rehabilitation process after the devastation in the wake of Cyclone Winston.

Organising committee president Mikaele Cabealawa said the bazaar would be a three-day event commencing from the 15th of September and looking to raise $40,000.

Navakawau which was one of the badly hit areas during Tropical Cyclone in February has its villagers determined on rebuilding their lives.

Mr Cabealawa said the money raised would help with their village projects like securing a stable source of water for the villagers.

He said this was a priority considering that the people had for over two decades relied on rainwater for consumption.

“We are thankful to the Government for helping us replace the 80 homes that were destroyed during the cyclone and construction works are underway so we now we do not have to worry about it,” he said.

“But there are other projects like securing a water source and proper piping which are very important, and we wish to address this from the targeted $40,000.”

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