New subdivision to rake in revenue for villagers

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama with the women of Raralevu village present during the Nasoqela Subdivision groundbreaking ceremony in Tailevu. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

THE proposed Halaiwalu subdivision in Raralevu, Tailevu is expected to rake in revenue for the people of Namata Village.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama officiated at the groundbreaking ceremony of the subdivision yesterday. Once completed, the subdivision would comprise 16 lots both residential and commercial.

Speaking at the event yesterday, Mr Bainimarama said this was part of plans by the Roko Tui Namata which he had envisioned a few years ago for his people.

“This is a day of celebration not only for villagers of Namata, but the whole province of Tailevu,” he said.

Mr Bainimarama reminded Namata villagers to remain true to their vanua and the country.

Jeremaia Sovea, a member of the chiefly family of Roko Tui Namata, said the new subdivision would be a source of revenue for villagers.

“It will benefit individual families, we started from a very humble beginning.

All these land allocation is about 150 acres for the Roko Tui Namata, today we are reaping the reward for our hard work,” he said.

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