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Nasilai receives much needed assistance

March 1, 2019 2:55 pm

Tears of joy were seen in the eyes of the 31-year-old village headman, Verasa Tuisawaqa as he saw the new 23 foot fibre boat berthed outside his village.

Tuisawaqa noted that the boat is not only timely but a sign of relief that will assist the villagers immensely.

Permanent Sectary for Fisheries Craig Strong handed over a 23 foot vessel with a 75hp engine and safety equipment to the Nasilai Fishermen’s Association at Nasilai Community Hall in Tailevu.

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PS Strong says the ministry looks forward to working with the village in not only helping them help themselves but also insuring that the village benefits from all government initiatives and grants.

Nasilai Village consists of 15 families with over 50 villagers.

The village sits on a small piece of land that does not have even have room for farming.

The boat is set to not only help feed the 15 families but generate income for the village.

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