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Minister Bala Describes Late Nakauvadra As Man With Impressive Ethics, Actions

Mr Bala said he had the privilege of working closely with Mr Nakau­vadra for over seven years.
02 Apr 2021 14:22
Minister Bala Describes Late Nakauvadra As Man With Impressive Ethics, Actions
Minister for Employment Parveen Bala (left), speaking at the funeral of former Lautoka City Council chief executive officer Jone Nakauvadra at the Namena Methodist Church in Tailevu on March 31, 2021. Photo: Ministry of Employment

The former Lautoka City Council chief executive of­ficer Jone Nakauvadra was a man of a few words, but impres­sive work ethics and actions.

These were the sentiments shared by Minister for Employment, Pro­ductivity and Industrial Relations Parveen Bala at Mr Nakauvadra’s funeral service on Wednesday.

Mr Bala said he had the privilege of working closely with Mr Nakau­vadra for over seven years.

He said as a former Special Ad­ministrator of the Lautoka City Council he was always impressed with the way Mr Nakauvadra car­ried out his work.

“He had first joined Lautoka City Council when I was the Special Ad­ministrator in 2011 and he served the Lautoka City Council as chief executive officer for the past nine years,” Mr Bala said.

“Jone worked with me when I be­came his line Minister for Local Government.

“One of the things I remember about Jone was the wealth and great source of information he held when he came to Lautoka and that reflected the many people he interacted with.”

Mr Bala said Mr Nakauvadra was a dedicated administrator and was committed to his work.

“He worked very hard for his rate payers,” Mr Bala said.

“During his term there was not so much noise that we hear now about market vendors. He was also dedicated to his staff at the Lau­toka City Council.

“He was a man of the people and he was so approachable.

“He was proud of his work and his family.”

Mourners bid their final farewell to Mr Nakauvadra at the Namena Methodist Church in Tailevu.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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