Vatuwaqa squatters accept relocation to Makoi
July 24, 2016 6:40 pm
More than four hundred people living in the Nanuku and Veidogo informal settlements in Vatuwaqa Suva have accepted it’s time to move.
The freehold property is about to be developed by owners and all squatters have been provided government land in Makoi 8 Miles.
Some of these families have lived in these two settlements for more than thirty years.
Nanuku settlement spokesperson, Pastor Timoci Volavola says it’ won’t be easy for them to move.
“Life is very easy for moving and going to school especially we are staying near to town, the bus fare is very cheap.”
Volavola says following a few meetings with government officials, families who initially resisted the relocation are coming around to the idea and realize that better times may be ahead.
The fifty acres of settlement belongs to the Bhindi Brothers company and will be developed into an industrial, commercial and residential area.