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Calls for a government service centre in Rabi

July 21, 2015 10:37 pm

The people of Rabi have requested for a government service centre on the island, where they can easily access government services.

Speaking at the National Development Plan consultation on the island, Rabi Council of Leaders Executive Director, David Christopher says it is too costly for the people to cross to Savusavu to access social welfare services and other agencies.

He says land is available for government to lease for the centre to be built which will provide essential services for the people of Rabi.

Christopher also raised the island’s concern on the need for more markets for their fishermen, as well as rural banking services.

He says in the next five to ten years they expect Rabi to receive proper water supply to the four villages on the island.

Divisional Planning Officer Northern Alipate Bolalevu says the concerns raised by the Rabi village leaders indicate the need for more development on the island.