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PM hears of appalling road

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday directed the Fiji Roads Authority to look at the adverse conditions of Kavanagasau Road. This is after the issue was highlighted to him by the
22 Mar 2018 10:46
PM hears of  appalling road
A carrier on Kavanagasau Road on March 21, 2018. Photo: Arieta Vakasukawaqa

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday directed the Fiji Roads Authority to look at the adverse conditions of Kavanagasau Road.

This is after the issue was highlighted to him by the Mata Ni Tikina o Kavanagasau (Kavanagasau district rep), Iferemi Tukulusana, during a talanoa session at Vatumali Government Station in Navosa, yesterday.

The 67-year-old said road conditions have gone worse over the past few years and during bad weather the road was similar to a ‘‘pig sty’’.

“There are many villages that use this road daily. Sometimes during bad weather, floodwaters will be above our hips and sometimes children cannot go to school,” he said.

Mr Tukulusana said more than 2000 people live along Kavanagasau Road and they come from the villages of Narata, Nawamagi, Raiwaqa, Mavua and other farming settlements.

“Sometimes we have to cross the Sigatoka River to take our children to school during bad weather. That is when the road condition gets really bad. We have good cars and carriers but road conditions are the main problem here,” he said.

The authority confirmed that it would look into the issue immediately.

Edited by George Kulamaiwasa

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