Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has commissioned a water project for Navala Village in the interior of Ba, illness bringing an end to years of drinking unsafe water from the nearby Ba River.
In commissioning the project, the Head of Government highlighted the need for all Fijians to adapt to change in order for their families, communities and the nation to prosper he told villagers in his maiden visit to the village following his election win in September.
Water is one of the main priorities of my government and I personally am involved to see that all households in Fiji have clean safe drinking water running through their tap, he said.
This is the change that we want to see in the new Fiji, a Fiji where everybody is treated equally despite where they live either in the villages some ten miles away or just in Suva, we need to move forward, together as a nation.
PM Bainimarama said people in rural areas can expect major changes in government services provided to them from past years.
As you may have noticed the recent increase in agricultural, forestry, and other government offices in the most remote of places. This may be new to many of us but it should have been provided a long time ago. This is the change my Government is driving to enhance services to you (people), PM Bainimarama said.
Yesterday, I relaunched the Momi Bay development project which had been idle for some years now. Once completed, it will provide jobs to more than 100 people and we all stand to benefit from that.
The villagers thanked the Government for its assistance in providing clean water something they had yearned for years.