NATION

Let’s Work Together, Says Govt Official

Rewans were called upon yesterday to work with Government officials on developments. The call was made by Central Division divisional planning officer (DPO) Uraia Rainima on the second day of
05 May 2017 17:59
Let’s Work Together, Says Govt Official
Women of Rewa during a break at the Rewa Provincial Meeting in Nabudrau Village, Noco in Rewa on May 4, 2017. Photo: Losirene Lacanivalu

Rewans were called upon yesterday to work with Government officials on developments.

The call was made by Central Division divisional planning officer (DPO) Uraia Rainima on the second day of the Rewa Provincial Council meeting at Nabudrau Village in Noco, Rewa.

He said it had to be understood that developments were meant to increase the standard of living for people, mainly in the village areas.

“There are a lot of developments taking place which all seem foreign to us, but sometimes they make a difference in where we live,” Mr Rainima said.

He said one of the main reasons the provincial meeting was held was to hear what the people had to say and how Government could advise them on the plans.

Mr Rainima said development was expected to bring people together to see what they could do in terms of bringing Government services closer to the people.

However, he said if people were not careful then development could affect their lives especially with the effects of climate change.

Meanwhile, Rewa Rugby Union president, Ro Filipe Tuisawau, raised the issue of the Nadawa Tourism Development.

He said he was concerned with how development would affect the people, the environment and their livelihood.

Ro Filipe claimed plans by the developers lacked consultation especially within the community level, among women and youth groups.

Mr Rainima said it was good to gain some income from the developments, but it would be good to work with the Government on any development plans so it would not negatively impact the environment and the people.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

Feedback:  losirene.lacanivalu@fijisun.com.fj



Fijisun Ad Space


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.


Fiji Sun Instagram
Subscribe-to-Newspaper