New road described as a blessing by Nakida villagers

New road described as a blessing by Nakida villagers

By Shanil Singh
Monday 18/10/2021
[Image: Fijian Government]

Villagers of Nakida in Naitasiri who have been crying out for a new road for almost three decades have described government’s decision to build the road as a blessing.

Nakida is one of the few villages in the interior of Naitasiri that is yet to be accessed by road and the villagers witnessed the first vehicle carrying a Government Minister arrive in their village on Friday.

75-year-old Semi Senokonoko says they have been crying for a new road for more than 3 decades and the decision by the Government to build them one, has fallen on villagers like ‘mana’ from heaven.

Senokonoko says having a Prime Minister lead a government that fulfills the needs of the people of Nakida is indeed a blessing and no words can express their gratitude and happiness.

Currently under construction and still in what engineers term as the ‘pilot cut’ stage, the Nakida Village Road links up to the Nawaisomo road.

Minister for Infrastructure Jone Usamate says government is here to serve and to see that every Fijian is given opportunities to be part of the wider strategies of development.

Usamate says he is happy that during his term as Minister he was able to return to Nakida in a vehicle as only two years ago he had to walk to the village.

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