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AG apologizes for lack of services

September 7, 2018 6:57 pm

The Attorney General and Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has revealed that there’s an obvious trend that communities further away from Suva are being short-changed.

In Labasa, a resident complained to the Minister that the water supply was an on-going issue that required constant calls to the Water Authority of Fiji with delayed or no action in response.

Sayed-Khaiyum says it’s apparent that some organizations need to be reminded that they are here to serve.

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“People actually text the Honorable Prime Minister, they text Ministers and only than things seem to get done. When people are being below, you know in the different ministries or agencies are been paid good salary to do the job, but they’re not doing their job and we found very high incidences I think in places that are very far away from Suva, people tend to become a bit more, how do I say a bit main boy about things, so they don’t actually try and deliver the services, so I apologize for that and we’ll certainly look into it.”

The AG made the comments at a public consultation with residents from the informal settlement of Vunivau.

Close to 500 households in the area are in the process of formalizing their community with government set to sub-divide and offer the residents 99 year leases.

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