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Govt Workers On Rotuma Praised

"On the fourth day of his tour, President Konrote visited the various Government facilities and met civil servants working on these projects on the island."
06 Mar 2019 10:00
Govt Workers On Rotuma Praised
President Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote visited the RFMF Engineers working on Rotuma’s new hospital. Photo: DEPTFO News

President Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote was impressed with the de­velopment works on Rotuma.

On the fourth day of his tour, President Konrote visited the various Government facilities and met civil servants working on these projects on the island.

After inspecting the military parade by the Republic of the Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Engineers, President Kon­rote toured the Rotuma Hospital which is current­ly under construction.

Once completed, the new hospital will uplift the standard of medical ser­vices delivered on the is­land.

President Konrote also visited the Rotuma Power House, the Biosecurity of­fice, the Rotuma Virgin Co­conut Oil factory, as well as patients at the tempo­rary hospital who are cur­rently being accommodated at the Rotuma Island Council building.

“I am here to visit you in my capacity as your President of the nation and I am here to tell you that the Fijian Government has very inclusive development strategies. No Fijian will be left behind in our socio-eco­nomic policies and plans,” President Kon­rote said.

President Konrote thanked the civil serv­ants of Rotuma for their hard work and commitment towards the development on the island.

“I would like to thank those of you who have left your families and loved ones back on the mainland, Viti Levu or Vanua Levu. I speak from experience; let me tell you some­thing, it’s not easy to leave your loved ones and to go away.”

“I bring no special gift to thank you indi­vidually but with the greetings of the Honorable Prime Minis­ter, the Government and the people of Fiji to commend you for your hard work.

“Some of you have been here for years. The engineers I’ve been told that after five months they need to head back home. But for civil servants, govern­ment officials and NGOs who are based here in Rotuma, it’s going to take a long time before you are heading back home.”

“I would like to say how pleased I am to fly all the way from Nadi within an hour and a half to touch down at the newly-renovated Rotuma Airport. For those of who are familiar with the sea voyage, a journey to Rotuma could be a daunting task.

“It’s through your hard work and commit­ment that all these developments are hap­pening.”

Source: DEPTFO News

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