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PCN plans to build more houses

January 29, 2018 7:02 pm

The People’s Community Network has plans to build more houses for those living in Jittu Estate in Suva.

PCN is a non-government organisation that grew out of the work of the Economic Justice Program of the Ecumenical Centre for Research, Education and Advocacy (ECREA) in squatter settlements.

PCN National Director Semiti Soqoiwasa says the problem of squatter settlements emerged in the 1950’s and its about time relevant stakeholder’s work to address the issue.

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“We are also hoping to take people out of the squatter settlement especially to the unemployed and placed them up in the farm in Vanuakula in Lomaivuna because we have got homes too there and three acre land each for those interested to move away from squatter settlement and take ownership of land and improve their livelihood through farming.”

Soqoiwasa says they are also working with the government and UN Habitat to improve services provided to people living in informal settlements.

The PCN is looking at completing the Lagilagi Housing second phase in the next few months.

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