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Residents Celebrate Road Naming

Residents of a settlement in Lautoka were yesterday happy after the road which leads to their area was finally given a name. Ram Charan Road leading to Lauwaki Settlment was
27 Feb 2017 11:41
Residents Celebrate Road Naming
Lautoka District Advisory Council Faiaaz Ali shaking hands with Pandit Satish Sharma Son in Law of the late Ram Charan Road at Lawaki settlement officially launching the name of their road in Lautoka yesterday. PHOTO:LITIA TIKOMAILEPANONI

Residents of a settlement in Lautoka were yesterday happy after the road which leads to their area was finally given a name.

Ram Charan Road leading to Lauwaki Settlment was named after one of the settlement’s first resident, the late Ram Charan.

He was born in Nadi in 1939 and moved to the informal settlement in the 1980s. He died in 2011.

Resident Amol Kumar said: “After the past forty years our road has finally been given a name and we dedicate this to one of our early residents who lived here.

“Last week we repaired the pot holes on our road and cleaned the drain and this week we have the bus-stop which we are still in the process of upgrading.”

Lautoka District Advisory Council’s Faiaaz Ali said: “The youths of this area have awoken and things are looking good from here.

“One of the issues which came in the development of this area, was the name of the road and today they have launched the name and this is good news for the people.

“Everyone in the community young and old endorsed his name and we are proud.”

The settlement has around 700 people.



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