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Soil Erosion, A Concern For Vatulovona Villagers

Villagers of Vatulovona in Vanua Levu have raised concerns with their village headman on the continued erosion near their church.
04 Nov 2019 10:00
Soil Erosion, A Concern For Vatulovona Villagers
Soil erosion at Vatulovona Village in Vanua Levu. Photo: Laisa Lui.

Villagers of Vatulovona in Vanua Levu have raised concerns with their village headman on the continued erosion near their church.

This was result of a recent heavy rainfall in the Northern Division.

Village headman, Savenaca Raisogo said they noticed how quickly the soil had been eroding in the past few months.

He had cautioned villagers and children to stay away from the steep slope until some embankment was built.

He said the steep bank was two meters from the village church building.

“In the past we used to plant cassava here, but now a huge chunk of land had been washed away.

Mr Raisogo added that for the time being they would be planting vativa grass otherwise the best solution would be to construct a solid protection to address the problem.

Kelera Dakai whose house is near the steep slope was worried that their house might get washed away in a flood if the banks are not protected.

She said that children may also fall into the slope if something was not done quickly.

Edited by Selita Bolanavanua

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