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Shopkeeper’s Business Thrives With Newly Tarsealed Road

A shopkeeper would tell you that road access plays an important role in operating business in a rural setting. And for Eminoni Lidi, seeing the newly tar sealed road in
23 Sep 2018 12:22
Shopkeeper’s Business Thrives With Newly Tarsealed Road
Eminoni Lidi at the new-look Nasali Road. Photo: Simione Haravanua

A shopkeeper would tell you that road access plays an important role in operating business in a rural setting.

And for Eminoni Lidi, seeing the newly tar sealed road in Nasali is a call for celebration because he knows more opportunities are now available.

The 57-year-old said: “It has been 30 years since I have been staying here. The only hardship that I go through here is the road condition.

“The drivers refused to come here because of the road conditions. To me when I look back at the old road which used to bring dust and dirt it seemed as if it were a long time ago now.

“And what’s more important is there is no longer any dust or dirt that will spoil my products. Before I had to wipe the louvres in the mornings and afternoons.”

Mr Lidi said that the development of the road had changed the lives of the people at Nasali.

“It has been a big relief after the development of this road that fi­nally got tar sealed last month,” he said.

“We the residents here in Nasali are very happy for this tar sealed road.

“My shop looks after the Tikina o Rewa, Tikana o Vutia, Tikina o Burebasaga and the Tikina of Dreketi in the province of Rewa.

“I would like to thank the Govern­ment of the day for their assistance to us.

“This has brought a lot of chang­es to us.

“The tourists and the locals they all come and buy their groceries in my shop.

“I am so happy with the current batch of tourists who have just left and its great.”

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

simione.haravanua@fijisun.com.fj

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