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Rabi Islanders Thankful For Govt Services Delivered At Doorsteps

People of Rabi island in the Northern Division are thankful to the Govern­ment for providing services at their doorstep. Tukavesi District Officer (DO) Samu Sau­matua with representatives from various government
12 Jan 2018 11:26
Rabi Islanders Thankful For Govt Services Delivered At Doorsteps
Representatives from various Government departments provided free service to the villagers gathered at Nuku Settlement on Rabi Island on January 10. Photo:SUPPLIED

People of Rabi island in the Northern Division are thankful to the Govern­ment for providing services at their doorstep.

Tukavesi District Officer (DO) Samu Sau­matua with representatives from various government departments assembled at Nuku Settlement on the island for consultations and awareness with the public yesterday.

Mr Saumatua said people from the four vil­lages converged at the centre to access Gov­ernment services.

“Services provided ranged from accessing of grants to registering Tin Cards, social wel­fare assistances and registration of birth certificates,” Mr Saumatua said.

“The responses from the people were posi­tive because they were able to access servic­es on their very own island instead of travel­ling to Labasa and Savusavu.

“Especially during this week when schools are preparing for the opening of the first school term.

“Many were not aware of the services, but had the opportunity to access them on the day.

“It was very important for us to organise this programme because people of Rabi face a lot of challenges, especially when it comes to travelling Vanua Levu to access service .”

This event also gave them the opportunity to have one on one consultation with govern­ment officers on other avenues they could undertake.

“Given the good turnout, we will look into having the programme either quarterly or monthly if possible,” he said.

“But we are focused on having more pro­grammes such as these for Rabi Island.”

Edited by Percy Kean

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