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Lekutulevu Villagers’ Prayer Answered

For 20 years, villagers of Lekutulevu in Vaturova, Cakaudrove had been praying for access to proper water facilities. Their prayers were answered when they gathered at the village lawn to
15 Nov 2016 11:00
Lekutulevu Villagers’ Prayer Answered
CCF CEO Sala Mataitawakilai (in black) with the villagers of Lekutulevu on Friday last week. Photo: Gregory Ravoi/CCF

For 20 years, villagers of Lekutulevu in Vaturova, Cakaudrove had been praying for access to proper water facilities.

Their prayers were answered when they gathered at the village lawn to open the water project the past week.

The atmosphere was a jolly one as the young and old converged at their village green to mark the opening of their Water Project.

The villagers who used to travel to the nearby river to wash and bathe would now be able to do all that in the comfort of their homes.

Turaga-ni-Koro Wame Tuidama said: “We have been trying for more than 20 years to find proper water supply for our village. It is a great help to us, especially for our women who no longer have to go to the river to wash the clothes.

“Now we are able to do these things within the village. The water pressure is stronger now, the water is clean and we see a big difference now with the new water we drink.”

Mr Tuidama applauded the Citizens’ Constitutional Forum (CCF) and all other parties involved in the project for enabling them access to safe and consistent water supply.

“Our village of Lekutulevu is thankful and grateful for the project that has been done to provide us with proper water supply and we are very grateful to CCF for their assistance towards the development and making the proposal to make this project possible,” he said.

Officiating at the event was CCF chief executive officer Sala Mataitawakilai said the project was one of the ways to ensure that they have access to their basic rights.

“It is your community, your need, and it is only proper that your rights are respected, and your voices heard to ensure you take ownership of your own development.

“This will help Lekutulevu to be a sustainable, resilient and self-reliant village,” Mr Mataitawakilai said.

Edited by Paula Tuvuki

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