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Rewa Provincial Council Praised for Aligning Work with Government Policies

The Permanent Secretary for iTaukei Affairs, Naipote Katonitabua, has commended the Rewa Provincial Council for aligning its work with Govern­ment policies. He made the remarks at the close of the
01 Jun 2018 10:30
Rewa Provincial Council Praised for Aligning Work with Government Policies
Rewa Provincial Council Chairman, Uraia Waibuta followed by Permanent Secretary for iTaukei Affairs Naipote Katonitabuaduring Provincial Council meeting at Burebasaqa Village on May 30, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

The Permanent Secretary for iTaukei Affairs, Naipote Katonitabua, has commended the Rewa Provincial Council for aligning its work with Govern­ment policies.

He made the remarks at the close of the two-day council meeting at Burebasaga Vil­lage yesterday.

The council approved a new budget of $371,075, expenditure of $368,594 and a sur­plus of $2481.

Mr Katonitabua said the council could in­vest the surplus.

He said they were happy with the way the council was run.

Ro Teimumu Kepa, the paramount chief of Rewa (Gone Marama Bale na Roko Tui Dreketi) called for transparency in the use of the budget.

OTHER ISSUES:

Rewa-Vutia Road

Fiji Roads Authority’s Jese Morgan said they were still waiting for some landowners to give their consent before work could be­gin. Ro Teimumu asked the landowners to speed up the process and forward the papers to the provincial office.

Education

Concern was raised about the low academ­ic results in primary schools. Council chair­person Uraia Waibuta said schools should learn from Toga District School, which topped the exam results.

He said strong parental support was vital for students to succeed.

Village headmen

Mr Katonitabua stressed that all turaga-ni-koro (village headmen) were apolitical, which meant they could not participate in politics. He said their responsibility was to facilitate things in the village.

He said village headmen who breached the rule would be dealt with accordingly.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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