14th December 09:22 AM
New bridge to help villagers tap into their own potential
By Apenisa Waqairadovu
Thursday 08/11/2018
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama opening the Tobuniqio footbridge in Tailevu[Photo:Fijian Government]

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama while opening the Tobu-niqio footbridge in Tailevu has reminded the villagers on how the $132,000‑dollar concrete walkway will lift their potential.

Bainimarama told the villagers of Tobuniqio that while it may just be one footbridge, it is much more than that to the hundreds of men, women, and children who will use it every day.

The Prime Minister says that it will be a way for villagers to tap into their own potential, giving them the ability to market their  produce and beautiful handicrafts they are known for to a much wider pool of customers.

Bainimarama says that it is a common theme seen far too often throughout our society how Fiji’s marginalised and vulnerable populations have historically been left out of the fold of development, left to fend for themselves and seeing their quality of life suffer as a result, saying that with his government, those days are over.

Bainimarama adds that it has been his mission to go above and beyond to help the elderly, young people, and Fijians living with disabilities, empowering them the same access to vital Government services, to economic participation, and to living ordinary lives as everyone else.

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