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Vuo Construction Youths Receive New Jobs, Thanks Fiji Sun

“After the publication, I was surprised when we received a call from a client in Viti Levu to construct his house and father’s property at Korovisilou in the province of Serua,” Mr Vakabua said.
01 Dec 2021 11:10
Vuo Construction Youths Receive New Jobs, Thanks Fiji Sun
From left: Jone Vakabua, Inia Vaka, Apenisa Laisave and Aminiasi Bati during renovation works at a client’s building in Malau, Labasa on November 30, 2021. Photo: Sampras Anand

A recently-formed construction company supporting employment for youths at Vuo Village in Malau Labasa, were overwhelmed and surprised when they received new construction jobs in Viti Levu.

Vakabua Investment group founder and head carpenter, Jone Vakabua, thanked the Fiji Sun for an article published on November 13, which highlighted his contribution towards youth empowerment and job creation at Vuo village.

He said the article made an impact in promoting their construction services outside Vanua Levu.

“After the publication, I was surprised when we received a call from a client in Viti Levu to construct his house and father’s property at Korovisilou in the province of Serua,” Mr Vakabua said.

The 45-year-old youth champion, said they are scheduled to carry out construction works at three homes in the same village within the next two weeks.

“I gladly take this opportunity with utmost responsibility and will ensure our clients receive the best services possible,” he said.

“These new opportunities would help our youths to financially sustain their households from the various construction projects we would undertake in Viti Levu,”

The former Vatuvara Private Hotel maintenance and repair assistant in Cakaudrove, returned to the village in March this year.

Upon his return, Mr Vakabua was able to train and teach the interested village youths on specific carpentry and construction skills involved in this trade.

He said they had now become fully competent in their various roles, despite their short turnaround in training.

“My purpose for the group formation was to use my construction knowledge and skills as a means to transform and instill positive character in the lives of my village youths, which is starting to show great promise now,” he said.

The father-of-two reiterated that he remained committed towards investing in more youths, who see potential in this field as a means to financially support and grow their technical aspects of construction.

Mr Vakabua currently has four youths working alongside him in their construction services.

 



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