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Water Is Fundamental Right For People, Says Usamate

Water is a fundamental right for all Fijians and it is the Government’s job to ensure that we deliver, says Jone Usamate. The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Disaster Manage­ment and
11 Dec 2018 11:12
Water Is Fundamental Right For People, Says Usamate
Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Disaster Management and Meteorological Services Jone Usamate and Assistant Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Disaster Management and Meteorological Services Vijay Nath with officials and Water Authoirty of Fiji staff at one of the Authority’s facilities in Suva. Photo: DEPTFO News)

Water is a fundamental right for all Fijians and it is the Government’s job to ensure that we deliver, says Jone Usamate.

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Disaster Manage­ment and Meteorological Servic­es made the comments during his tour of the Waste Water Treat­ment Plant in Kinoya, Wailoku Treatment Plant, Waimanu Pump Station and the Waila Treatment Plant yesterday.

“I have seen firsthand the Gov­ernment’s substantial invest­ment in to the Water Authority of Fiji and also know the extent of how far WAF is willing to go to ensure water comes out of the tap of every Fijian household,” he said.

“With that being said, we must also learn to use water wisely.”

Mr Usamate highlighted his appreciation towards the Water Authority of Fiji and their future projects.

“The Viria project is an exam­ple of WAF’s future plans that will help people in the greater Suva area. Not only that, plans to extend the SCADA system (Su­pervisory Control at Data Acqui­sition) to the West will also see WAF provide the best available service to all Fijians.”

Authority acting general man­ager Operations, Sekove Ului­nayau said they have been rais­ing awareness through their Water Champions Programme so people understand the extent authority goes through to deliver water to Fijians.

“We are happy to have hosted a tour for the Minister Jone Usa­mate so he understands what we are doing, the challenges we face, how we address those challenges and the future plans we have in order to meet the growing demand for water,” Mr Uluinayau said.

Source: DEPTFO News

 



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