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Minister Kumar Keeps A Tab On West Towns, City Projects

“The main purpose of my visit is to see how well we were getting on with our projects. We have a number of developments for this financial year. As you know June and July is not far away,” she said.
23 Feb 2020 16:29
Minister Kumar Keeps A Tab On West Towns, City Projects
Minister for Local Government Premila Kumar meets Rakiraki Town Council reps and market vendors on February 22, 2020 in Rakiraki.

The Minister for Local Government Premila Kumar was in Rakiraki yesterday to inspect the town’s new market.

Ms Kumar, who is also the Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Housing and Community Development, said she was on a visitation from Korovou, Rakiraki, Tavua and Ba towns as well as Lautoka City to see how they were coping with their projects.

“The main purpose of my visit is to see how well we were getting on with our projects. We have a number of developments for this financial year. As you know June and July is not far away,” she said.

“I also wanted to understand why there are delays in some projects and how other projects are moving on.

“In Korovou, they had planned to build a toilet block so I went to have a chat with the official and also visited the site to find out where it would be.

“My visitation is to really look at what’s happening on the ground so going back there will be more analysing the situation.

“Also there are projects not progressing, so I need to find out why and see how we can get them completed. In most cases it’s beyond our control.

“There are a few steps that still need to be done. From my perspective I’ll be very happy when we complete those steps. We may not get the final product but it is a positive sign we are working towards the end of the project.

“For us to deliver services we need the revenue. So we need to find the right match. If ratepayers pay their rates we can provide the services better.”

Edited by Percy Kean

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