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Your Issues Will Be Looked Into: PM Bainimarama

Issues raised during the talanoa session at the Serua Provincial meeting would be looked into. The assurance was made by the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama to the people of Serua.
11 Apr 2022 16:00
Your Issues Will Be Looked Into: PM Bainimarama
Villagers of Serua share their grievances during the Serua Provincial meeting talanoa session with Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama at Vunaniu Village in Serua on April 8, 2022. Photo: Leon Lord

Issues raised during the talanoa session at the Serua Provincial meeting would be looked into.

The assurance was made by the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama to the people of Serua.

The meeting was held at Vunaniu Village in Serua last Friday.

 

Village headman Atunaisa Mocelutu said there was a need for a new bridge for their village.

“Our bridge gets flooded when it rains heavily.”

“This affects our school children most of the time,” Mr Mocelutu said.

 

“We want a higher bridge.”

“We have lost two villagers who were swept away by flood waters while trying to cross the bridge.”

“We have taken this up during district meetings, but nothing has been done about it.”

“Our second issue is that we hope to relocate our village.”

 

Due to climate change, our village is constantly encroached by sea water during high tides and heavy rain, leaving us in a precarious position.

Mr Mocelutu has been advised to meet with Roko Tui and Serua Provincial Administrator to discuss their relocation plan.

A representative from the Fiji Roads Authority informed the Prime Minister that three bridges in Serua which included Namaqumaqua, Vunaniu and Nacegacega Settlement were not in their five-year plan.

 

He had asked the villages to continue using their old bridges for the time being.

Tavaita Marama of Navutulevu Village asked if land could be provided for the Serua Women’s group to build their hall.

Wainiyabia Village representative, Ratu Romulo Rokubu, requested the Government to assist them in the completion of their village hall.

“We have no money to complete the hall,” Ratu Romulo said.

 

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