Providing quality drinking water for all Fijians remains a priority of the Government, says Rural Development Minister Inia Seruiratu.
In commissioning the water project in Coqeloa and Wailoaloa outside Labasa Town yesterday, Mr Seruiratu said the $3463.90 benefitted 20 families who have depended on untreated water.
“Water is a basic need and I am glad that women and children who are also here will benefit too as they are the ones who always feel the difficulties when we do not have sufficient or poor quality water,” he said.
“That will be a thing of the past, particularly with this project that we are going to commission today (yesterday) and I’d like to thank the community water committee for their commitment.
“Members of the community will make use of this assistance from the Government and I know you will definitely benefit in so many ways.” Water, Mr Seruiratu said, was a basic need for daily subsistence.
“For housing chores women are engaged in, they need water and hope it will bring a lot of relief to our women in our community and most importantly health and hygiene,” he said.
“We have not only provided drinking water but quality drinking water and that is one of the focus of Government to ensure no one is left behind.
“We ensure quality drinking water as all Fijians deserve clean drinking water.”