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Rev Calls For Plans To Arrest Urban Drift

The Methodist Church of Fiji should start laying out plans to stop its church members from moving to urban areas, says Reverend Jeremaia Waqainabete. The issue was raised during the
18 Aug 2016 09:15
Rev Calls For Plans To Arrest Urban Drift
Navulua Women’s choir group of Nakasi during Methodist Church annual conference in Suva yesterday. Photo: Ronald Kumar

The Methodist Church of Fiji should start laying out plans to stop its church members from moving to urban areas, says Reverend Jeremaia Waqainabete.

The issue was raised during the church’s Bose Ko Viti at CentenaryChurch in Suva yesterday.

Reverend Waqainabete questioned what the church had to offer to stop the urban drift.

Church’s secretary for Social Services, Reverend Iliesa Naivalu, said the problem had been there. Members of the church would start moving to urban areas for a better standard of living.

He said it led to the increase of squatter settlements in the urban areas.

Reverend Waqainabete said the church should come up with programmes in various Methodist circuits in the rural areas.

“We can’t stop urban drift because everyone wants a better standard of living. But all the church can do is come up with creative programmes to keep our church members there in the rural areas,” he said.

Edited by Nemani Delaibatiki

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