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PM Calls Village Self-sufficient

Vunivutu Village in Macuata has been dubbed a self-sufficient village by the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama after villagers banded together to rehabilitate their homes after Tropical Cyclone Yasa. Mr Bainimarama
18 Feb 2021 16:30
PM Calls Village Self-sufficient
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama with Vunivutu Village headwoman Radiniceva Raluna at Vunivutu Primary School on February 17, 2021. Photo: Laisa Lui

Vunivutu Village in Macuata has been dubbed a self-sufficient village by the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama after villagers banded together to rehabilitate their homes after Tropical Cyclone Yasa.

Mr Bainimarama visited the village yesterday and was impressed by their efforts in that they did not wait for help from outside but acted quickly to rebuild their lives again.

Village headwoman Ranadiceva Raluna briefly updated the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama during a talanoa session at the Vunivutu Primary School yesterday.

Ms Raluna said they were able to repair their own houses because their source of income was not affected.

She said a man had bought pandanus leaves at a cost of $3000, which was, adequate to buy roofing materials to repair their homes.

 

Details:
–  14 homes were damaged during Cyclone Yasa
– The villagers managed to fix the roofs from six of the homes. The remainder of the homes suffered further during Tropical Cyclone Ana and the floods that followed. However, the villagers will work on future plans to rebuild

Ms Raluna said: “I understand that the government is busy with the rehabilitation process around the country so we decided to use the money to repair our homes.”

The village is 33 kilometres away from Labasa Town with a population of 301.

 

Korosomo Bypass Road
Meanwhile, a temporary three-lane bypass road of 1.3 kilometres is currently in progress at near the Korosomo slip in Seaqaqa, Macuata.

Government contracted Fairdeal. Director Parmod Kumar said they have been working for more than two weeks.

Minister for Infrastructure and Meteorological Services, Lands and Mineral Resources Jone Usamate said the slip is about four to five metres with a stretch of 90 metres that affected three powerlines.

Mr Usamate added that 56 per cent of power had been restored in the area.

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