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Government Station To Be Commissioned In Nakadrudru

A Government station would soon be commissioned in Nakadrudru, Bua with the intent of decentralising government services. In an interview with the Divisional Planning Officer North, Alipate Bolalevu said a
04 Oct 2016 11:00
Government Station To Be Commissioned In Nakadrudru
(L-R) The Fiji Roads Authority Northern Division Representative Rupeni Oli and Divisional Planning Officer Alipate Bolalevu during the handing over of the new Government Station in Nakadrudru yesterday. Photo: JOSAIA RALAGO

A Government station would soon be commissioned in Nakadrudru, Bua with the intent of decentralising government services.

In an interview with the Divisional Planning Officer North, Alipate Bolalevu said a total of 7000 people in three districts would benefit from the initiative.

“The whole purpose of the handing over this morning was to reconfirm the Government’s intention of decentralising from a centralised place in Nabouwalu,” Mr Bolalevu said.

The location had formerly belonged to the Fiji Roads Authority during the upgrading of the Nabouwalu Highway from 2013.

“We have been planning to get a Government station for a district officer to be placed at Lekutu in the next three or four years but we are so fortunate that FRA has given us the buildings,” Mr Bolalevu said.

“Right now, it is just a matter of time, maybe November before the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama comes we might have to commission this place and have a fully fledged Government station.

“The station will look after three tikina’s, Bua, Navakasiga and Lekutu and the four maritime islands (Taveya, Yadua, Yaqaga and Galoa) that normally come for service here at the Nakadrudru Centre.”

Mr Bolalevu said the station would accommodate officers from the Registry office, Bio-security, Police and others so people would not have to travel to Nabouwalu or Labasa to access these services.

“The coming of the DO would make things easier for the rural people here rather than going down all the way to Labasa,” Mr Bolalevu.

The handing over of the six buildings in the vicinity was done by the Fiji Roads Authority Northern Division Representative Rupeni Oli to Alipate Bolalevu.

Three of these buildings are staff quarters – two of which are duplexes- and three would be utilised as offices.

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