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REACH Mobile Bus Offers First Service In Sigatoka

  The REACH Mobile Service Delivery bus provided the first of its services to the Si­gatoka Valley on Tuesday. The Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation bus pro­vided social,
04 May 2017 11:00
REACH Mobile Bus Offers First Service In Sigatoka
Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Legal Aid Commission officials and Keyasi District Officer during their visit to the Sigatoka Valley on May 2, 2017. Photo: Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation

 

The REACH Mobile Service Delivery bus provided the first of its services to the Si­gatoka Valley on Tuesday.

The Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation bus pro­vided social, economic and legal services to the people of Navosa.

Villagers from the district of Noikoro and Nasikawa gathered at the Namataku Primary School to take advantage of the opportunity.

Ministry officials and the Legal Aid Commission team were there.

The mobile team was also fortu­nate to have the company of the Fiji Sugar Corporation representa­tive, the district officer and Roko Tui Navosa.

The mobile service delivery was made possible through the initia­tive called the Rights, Empower­ment and Cohesion for Rural and Urban Fijians (REACH) Project.

The aim is to assist Government in providing an effective and ef­ficient service delivery to all ordi­nary Fijians.

The bus conceptualises the model of an office. It aims to boost Gov­ernment’s service delivery and link its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goal objective of leav­ing no one behind – reaching the furthest behind first.

Joana Gaso from Draubuta Vil­lage in the district of Noikoro said: “I am always in a dilemma when it comes to the role of the department of women and the channel that we can use to obtain the assistance from the ministry.

“Today’s session have provided me with vast information which I can use to reactive the dormant women’s group in nearby villages. I am also thankful to the Govern­ment for such an initiative to reach the women up in the interior of Na­vosa.

Ilisoni Nawaivivi from Nakorovou Village in the district of Nasikawa said: “We in the interior of Navosa especially the Tikina of Nasikawa due to geography and distance we are unable to reach the Govern­ment services in Lawaqa.

“With the availability of the Bus today it has made things easier for us and we are pleased and satisfied after being served. My appreciation goes to the Fijian Government for thinking of the people of Navosa who are in the interior”

Yesterday, the REACH Mobile Ser­vice Delivery Buses was again at Namataku Primary School.

The REACH initiative is funded by the Government of Japan with the support of the United Nations De­velopment Programme.

Source: Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation

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