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Letters to The Editors, 25th, February, 2017

Water reservoir at Lajonia Joji  Toribau, Labasa Making a quick short cut across Lajonia hills on Sunday morning in order not be late for an important gathering, I noticed a
25 Feb 2017 12:27
Letters to The Editors, 25th, February, 2017

Water reservoir at Lajonia

Joji  Toribau,

Labasa

Making a quick short cut across Lajonia hills on Sunday morning in order not be late for an important gathering, I noticed a big pool of water adjacent to a newly installed water reservoir.

I noticed this massive development up at the knoll. The adjacent pool is full of frogs, tinybeing’s and many more, let alone mosquito eggs and larvae; I guess.

With our own little set-ups at Lajonia/Rara Housing, it is infested with densely inhabited mosquitoes.

Having said this, I sincerely request the Ministry of Health to conduct a mosquito spraying campaign and the Water Authority of Fiji to do something on the spillage.

I guess this is the only best forum to air our gripes.

 

Please PM visit us more

Sukha Singh,

Labasa

I thank the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and the other Ministers for their latest Labasa  visit.

There were a lot of people with a lot of problems wanting to see the PM and the Ministers.

A guy had a lease problem which was solved in five minutes by the representative from iTaukei Land Trust Board present at the Holy Family School.

I think all the problems in the north will disappear if the PM makes a few more visits to the North.

Thanks!

 

 

Effective communication

Satish Nakched,

Suva

It was seen in the recent news that a member of the Parliament who donated some exercise equipments in the village spoke to the large audience in the English language.

This is despite the hall being full of people of all age groups and I believe some would have encountered the problem of interpreting the message that was relayed to them.

Sometimes there will be a need to address a group of different ethnicities and communicating in the language they understand best should be used by such people of the high offices.

There is a need to come down to the audience level to have effective communication.

I believe a selection criteria for the prospective candidates in the next general election is to have the ability to speak basic Hindi and the iTaukei language to qualify apart from the other requirements.

Polyglotism is very important in our multicultural environment as there is a need to effectively communicate both, in a clearly and successful delivery; and then received and understood.

In order to do that one needs to have a multi-linguistic skill and ability.

 

 

Funerals and kins

Ashneel j Prasad,

Auckland, New Zealand

I sometimes find my own culture very regressive and unabashedly sexist.

If someone dies, why is it that, only a male can do his/her final rites?

If they have daughters who have taken care of them, their whole lives – why are they subjected to a mere spectator and sob fest in a funeral?

I feel, the person who has been with them through good times or bad, be it male or female – should be given the right to do the person’s last rites.

Just because our forefathers gave males more privileges than females, it does not have to be followed devotedly.

Some things, seriously needs to be changed.

This is not a question of religion; it’s a cry for morality and sensibility.

 

 

Cunningham accident

Maria Koto,

Namaka

It’s been years since Cunningham Rd was included in the Suva City boundary and residents have been paying the city rates ever since.

It’s now 2017 and there is still no footpath, street lights, proper road signage, etc at this particular road, the benefits/privilege  that a particular area gets when bounded within the City/Town limits.

Probably if there were footpaths and street lights on Cunningham Road, the unfortunate accident on Monday morning resulting in the loss of a precious life – may her soul rest in peace; could have been avoided.

It’s prime time that the city council wake up and provide these residents all that is due to them, and drivers to be also warned that Cunningham Rd is a populated area.

 

 

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