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Villagers Grateful For Ministry’s Intervention Regarding Concerns Of Fly Infestation

Resident, Iosefo Naduva said it had been more than six weeks and the infestation of flies in these areas had stopped.
24 Jun 2020 11:46
Villagers Grateful For Ministry’s Intervention Regarding Concerns Of Fly Infestation

Villagers of Waikete, Vunivaivai, Naila, and Naitalasese in Tailevu are grateful to the Ministry of Environment for its intervention regarding their concerns on the infestation of flies in their villages.

In April, families had raised health concerns with Goodman Fielder International (Fiji) Pte Ltd, which owns the poultry farm near the villages, and government stakeholders.

Resident, Iosefo Naduva said it had been more than six weeks and the infestation of flies in these areas had stopped.

He said since the ministry’s intervention, the company had cleaned its raw shed every two weeks instead of its normal practise of six weeks.

Iosefo Naduva at his family home in Nakelo on April 19, 2020. Photo: Kelera Sovasiga

Iosefo Naduva at his family home in Nakelo on April 19, 2020. Photo: Kelera Sovasiga

“Now the community and the villages enjoy having their meals outside of a mosquito net, which was a practise for us before,” Mr Naduva said.

Goodman Fielder's chicken poultry farm in Vunivaivai, Nakelo, Tailevu. Photo: Kelera Sovasiga

Goodman Fielder’s chicken poultry farm in Vunivaivai, Nakelo, Tailevu. Photo: Kelera Sovasiga

Edited by Ivamere Nataro

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