September 15, 2016 10:40 am

Government roadshow opens in Navosa

“Government has always been concerned with the challengers faced by some of our rural communities in accessing government services.” This was the comment made by the Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management permanent secretary  Mr. Meleti Bainimarama at the opening of the two-day Nanoko Government Roadshow at Thomas Baker Memorial School in […]

“Government has always been concerned with the challengers faced by some of our rural communities in accessing government services.”

This was the comment made by the Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management permanent secretary  Mr. Meleti Bainimarama at the opening of the two-day Nanoko Government Roadshow at Thomas Baker Memorial School in Navosa.

Mr Bainimarama said that one of the concerns was also the amount of time and money spent to access these basic services.

 “The primary objective of this roadshow is to bring the services offered by the government and its partners closer to you and to allow you to make use of them.”

“The presence of government agencies and partners is intended to bring a holistic approach to address issues that have been affecting your daily lives.”

Mr. Bainimarama also highlighted Government’s commitment to the Western Division that includes the province of Nadroga/Navosa.

 “For the new financial year, that is, from August 2016 to July 2017, government has set aside approximately $2.5m for capital projects,” he said.

Mr. Bainimarama added that the Nanoko Government Roadshow is the first government roadshow for the new financial year and targeted at least 13 villagers in isolated rural districts of Navatusila, Namataku and Magodro.

Over 30 government agencies and partners are participating at the two day event.