WAF welcomes the new Minister for Public Works, Ro Filipe Tuisawau

WAF welcomes the new Minister for Public Works, Ro Filipe Tuisawau

By Krishneel Nair
Wednesday 04/01/2023
Minister Ro Filipe Tuisawau (centre, in salusalu) with senior executives of the Water Authority of Fiji [Photo: WAF Facebook]

The new Minister for Public Works Ro Filipe Tuisawau was traditionally welcomed by the Water Authority of Fiji staff, CEO and the Board at the National Office in Nasinu.

While addressing the staff, the Minister assures the Board, Management and the staff that he is their Minister, their facilitator, he will work closely with them and support the organisation and the staff.

Ro Filipe says he sincerely thanks everyone for the services they have delivered in the past years, especially in the last 12 months, which has not been easy and a lot of your staff were subjected to criticism.

He adds he would like to thank the CEO of WAF Dr Amit Chanan, his management team and the Board for their time to update and bring him up to speed on the challenges as well as plans in place.

The WAF took the opportunity to provide an overview of the current work and plans to the Minister.

The Minister was briefed on the need to invest in resilient infrastructure due to the impacts of climate change and in WAF’s planned water loss reduction program to mitigate water leakage.

Ro Filipe welcomed the works that WAF is starting on Water Sector 2050, which will see the engagement with Fijians on water priorities for the next 30 years.

WAF CEO Dr Chanan says the Authority stands ready to work with the Minister.

Dr Chanan says they welcome the fact that water is the Minister’s number one priority, and the team is ready to work with him and share his vision to improve water services for all Fijians.

He says they share his passion for advancing Fiji’s water supply and sanitation services to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals targets.

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