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Tavua Back To Normal: Sawana

“Our plantations have become damaged by the flood waters and there’s about 300 houses here in the village with eight village headmen overseeing the various parts of the village.”
12 Jan 2022 10:37
Tavua Back To Normal: Sawana
Tavualevu Village headman Nemani Waka points at a flooded area within the village under his care on January 11, 2022. Photo: Salote Qalubau

Tavua Town Council chief executive officer Sailosi Sawana confirmed yesterday that business operations have normalised and clean up works have begun within Tavua.

“Business is back to normal and we have liaised with the NFA (National Fire Authority) to assist with the council where clean-up is required and I have been notified that as of this morning (yesterday) power has been restored in Tavua,” he said.

Tavua market vendor Anish Prasad said the only issue was cleaning up mud brought in by flood waters over the weekend.

Tavualevu Village headman Nemani Waka said he was one of the eight village headmen appointed to oversee parts of the village.

“The village started getting flooded last week, I’m lucky that my house is built on stilts, but the flood water level had risen to midway up to our chest,” he said.

“Our plantations have become damaged by the flood waters and there’s about 300 houses here in the village with eight village headmen overseeing the various parts of the village.”

He said negligent parents were also an issue, as children were swimming in the flooded waters within the village despite his numerous advisories for them to refrain from doing so.

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