Nadi

Waikona community receives new boat and engine

The timely donation of a boat and engine to the Waikona community in Nadi will provide immense assistance in their efforts to increase fish supply. Speaking on behalf of the community, Watisoni Raikadroka said the assistance was a boost  for them as fishing was their main source of income and has empowered the twelve families that live […]

Salote Qalubau

August 9, 2016 8:58 am

The timely donation of a boat and engine to the Waikona community in Nadi will provide immense assistance in their efforts to increase fish supply.

Watisoni Raikadroka stands beside the fiber glass boat donated by the Commissioner Western Office under the self-help program. (DEPTFO)
Watisoni Raikadroka stands beside the fiber glass boat donated by the Commissioner Western Office under the self-help program. (DEPTFO)

Speaking on behalf of the community, Watisoni Raikadroka said the assistance was a boost  for them as fishing was their main source of income and has empowered the twelve families that live in Waikona to tackle poverty, improve education for their children and fight daily difficulties in their lives.

RAIKADROKA: “On behalf of our community, I would like to acknowledge government and the Commissioner Western office for this assistance. We are excited about the assistance. For the first time, we have seen a Government that has given so much importance to rural people.”

Commissioner Western Division, Manasa Tagicakibau said the assistance was a minor component of a larger initiative by Government focused on working with local communities at grassroots level to improve their lives economically and socially.

TAGICAKIBAU: “The assistance provided an opportunity for the beneficiaries to earn income for families and at the same time improve their lives socially and economically.”

Meanwhile Mr Tagicakibau confirmed that the $17,000.00 initiative  is funded under his self-help programme

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