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More Accessible Services For Highlanders

Rural Fijians in the highlands of Ra will have the opportunity to access and utilise Government services at their doorstep after the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama opened the Nawairuku Government
19 Jul 2018 09:58
More Accessible Services For Highlanders
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama at the Nawairuku Government Roadshow in Ra on July 18, 2018. Photo: DEPTFO News

Rural Fijians in the highlands of Ra will have the opportunity to access and utilise Government services at their doorstep after the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama opened the Nawairuku Government Roadshow today.

Targeting the three tikina (districts) of Saivou, Nalawa, and Nakorotubu, the two-day Nawairuku Government Roadshow is part of Government’s priority to take services offered by ministries and statutory organisations to distant communities.

On offer are services by the Government and its partners closer to remote rural and maritime communities.

Speaking to community members gathered at the Liwativale Primary School grounds at Nawairuku village, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said that services were being made available to benefit rural residents, the communities and their families.

“Every year, this roadshow has gotten bigger and better. Your communities have watched that happen and all of you have felt the benefits,” he said.

“The services you’ve come to count on have become more accessible and more targeted to the challenges you’re facing.

“That isn’t a story that can only be told here in Ra, or throughout the West, it’s the same story that can be told of every community, everywhere in the country.”

Prime Minister Bainimarama also mentioned that this would be the sixth Government Roadshow held in the Western Division since the inception of the programme in 2013.

It is also the 4th and final Government Roadshow for Government’s current financial year.

More than 40 government, statutory and private organizations are part of the Nawairuku Government Roadshow.

Government Roadshows are coordinated and hosted by the Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development, Disaster Management, and Meteorological Services across the country with an annual budget of $200,000.

Services being offered for the next two days include:

        Births, marriages, and death registrations and issuance of certificates by the Ministry of Justice

        Provision of agricultural technical assistance and advice to farmers by the Ministry of Agriculture

        Awareness on crime and drugs by Fiji Police Force

        Financial investment advice provided by various financial  institutions.

Source: DEPTFO News

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