Wailoku residents raise concern over no Police vehicle and one Police officer stationed at their station every night

Wailoku residents raise concern over no Police vehicle and one Police officer stationed at their station every night

By Mikaele Liga
Sunday 10/03/2024
Photo: File

We have no Police vehicle and one Police Officer stationed at the Wailoku Police Station every night.

This is one major concern voiced by the residents of Wailoku during the National Development Plan consultation organised by the Government through the Ministry of Finance.

The residents says the Police Station resourcing continues to affect the daily operations at the station, and they hope the Government will look into their plea.

They say there has been a rise in thefts and other serious crimes in the area and the residents are pleading for more manpower from the relevant authorities.

The residents reiterate that having one Police officer and no vehicle assigned to their area is very bad because the officer in charge cannot leave the station as they are alone.

Another concern raised during the consultation was the disposal of solid waste, where residents voiced their frustrations, saying that they only have one yellow bin, and when the bin is full, rubbish is disposed everywhere and in the creeks.

Ministry of Finance Senior Economist Kamal Gounder says upon further consultations with the residents in Wailoku, it was sad and alarming to hear of stories of elders being victimised and bullied in the area.

Gounder adds that they will consider the plea of the residents of Wailoku and work towards a way they can help the community.

Family mourns the sudden passing of 'Ranadi Kei Viti'
37-year-old Esala Seru Yalewamama’s family is trying to come to terms after the sudden passing of their eldest member, best known as 'Ranadi Kei Vit...
1 hour ago
Bus company temporarily fixes potholes on Lami Bridge
In a gesture of good will and the benefit for the people of Lami, Shore Buses has temporarily fixed potholes on Lami Bridge. In a facebook post, ...
60 minutes ago

More than 25 jobs created as RC Manubhai opens in Navua
More than 25 people now have a job in Navua as RC Manubhai has opened a branch to cater for the people from Serua and Namosi. While speaking to ...
1 hour ago

Family seeks help to find missing 38-year-old son Elvin Lal
A family is seeking assistance in locating their son, 38-year-old Elvin Lal, who has been missing since last Sunday from their home in Deepwater, ...
4 hours ago

60 families may join members in Australia under PALM scheme pilot program
About 60 families could be joining their family members working under the PALM scheme in Australia as they were part of the Family Accompaniment ...
6 hours ago

200 students pioneer at cadet pass out at Ba Sanatan College
200 students have pioneered the Ba Sanatan College’s first cadet pass-out parade which was reviewed by Acting Commissioner of Police Juki Fong Chew ...
6 hours ago

fijivillage Straight Talk with Vijay Narayan
Latest Videos

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
2024-2025 National Budget address by the Minister for Finance
2024-2025 National Budget address by the Minister for Finance Prof. Biman Prasad. 2024-2025 Budget ...
6 days ago

Crisis within FijiFirst that led to its deregistration
The FijiFirst Party has been de-registered by the Registrar of Political Parties, Ana Mataiciwa. This is the end of the party that led government ...
10 days ago

Pre-Budget 2024-2025
Pre Budget 2024-2025 budget recommendations and an insight of what people on the ground wish to see in the National Budget
16 days ago