NEWS

New Roko Tui Lau Aims To Lift Development

He replaces Joeli Nagera who has moved to iTaukei Affairs office in Suva   The new Roko Tui Lau says he aims to lift development in the province. Ratu Paula
12 Oct 2016 12:05
New Roko Tui Lau Aims To Lift Development
Roko Tui Lau, Ratu Paula Delaivuna after his appointment at Lau Provincial Council annual conference yesterday. Photo: RONALD kuMAR.

He replaces Joeli Nagera who has moved to iTaukei Affairs office in Suva

 

The new Roko Tui Lau says he aims to lift development in the province.

Ratu Paula Uluiqalau Delaivuna made the statement after he was endorsed by the Lau Provincial Council meeting, which started in Suva yesterday.

His appointment is made by the Ministry of iTaukei Affairs. It was announced in the council meeting.

He replaces Joeli Nagera who has moved to iTaukei Affairs office in Suva.

Ratu Paula said he was so fortunate and glad to be appointed as the new Roko Tui Lau.

“It’s not a new thing to me because I was the district officer of the Lau Provincial Council,” he said.

“My future mission for the Lau province is to upgrade the province from where it is now in terms of development by 2018 to 2020.

“As you know that Lau is normally the province which needs much of the development because of its geographical location.

“Transportation is a major challenge and the main reason for development delays. This is one of my major priorities now.”

“For Tropical Cyclone Winston, which devastated Vanuabalavu, we are still working on rebuilding.

“Only two schools are working normally now. In other schools, classes are still in the tents. They just have to move into the halls for the external exams.

“Even the teachers are staying in tents. The developments in Vanuabalavu are really slow due to slow supply of material. There are water problems as well and we’re hoping that the Government will look into that matter.

“This cyclone took us back many years ago.”

The council meeting will be looking at education development

“Most of the tikinas have their own investments which go to the scholarships of their students,” Ratu Paula said.

“There’s a lot of development needed in Vanuabalavu,” said Mata ni Tikina Lomaloma, Laveti Saurara.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

Feedback:  selita.bolanavanua@fijisun.com.fj

 



Laybuy it 5squares


Get updates from the Fiji Sun, handpicked and delivered to your inbox.


By entering your email address you're giving us permission to send you news and offers. You can opt-out at any time.


Covid 19 - SPC
Total
Subscribe-to-Newspaper
Fiji Sun Instagram
Subscribe-to-Newspaper