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Naiqamu Praises Unity, Team Spirit On Rotuma

Cabinet members Osea Naiqamu and Laisenia Tuitubou visit Rotuma to gauge development and visit villages, communities Minister for Fisheries and Forests Osea Naiqamu and Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia
28 Aug 2016 08:16
Naiqamu Praises Unity, Team Spirit On Rotuma
Minister for Youth and Sports LaiseniaTuitubou (third from right), and the Minister for Fisheries and Forests Osea Naiqamu (fourth from right), with Government officials and Rotuma Island officials on Rotuma. Photo: Ministry of Fisheries and Forests

Cabinet members Osea Naiqamu and Laisenia Tuitubou visit Rotuma to gauge development and visit villages, communities

Minister for Fisheries and Forests Osea Naiqamu and Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou are currently on the island of Rotuma.

They are gauging the various developments that have taken place as well as visit the communities and villages and to hear first-hand of their immediate needs.

During the traditional welcome ceremony yesterday at the Ahau Government Station, Mr Naiqamu praised members of the communities on their unity and team spirit which has seen them move together and striving towards success.

“We know that there are some developments on the island that have been put on hold, because of the re-prioritisation of funds due to the rehabilitation of affected areas after Tropical Cyclone Winston in mainland Viti Levu as well as outer islands,” said Mr Naiqamu.

“But be rest assured that government will carry out developments as planned for the island.”

District officer (Rotuma) Niumaia Masere says that there is a population of 2008 people on the island.

“We have about 21 per cent of the population that I would say are very energetic and have been engaged in farming and fishing activities,” Mr Masere said.

“The island welcomes any sort of training and workshop that will enhance their skills and talents and assist them in developing the island.”

Source: Ministry of Fisheries and Forests

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