“WATER is a fundamental right for all Fijians and it is the Government’s job to ensure that we deliver.”
These were the sentiments of Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Disaster Management and Meteorological Services, Jone Usamate during his first tour, as the line Minster, of the Waste Water Treatment Plant in Kinoya, Wailoku Treatment Plant, Waimanu Pump Station and the Waila Treatment Plant this morning.
“I have seen firsthand the Government’s substantial investment in to the Water Authority of Fiji and also know the extent of how far WAF is willing to go to ensure water comes out of the tap of every Fijian household. With that being said, we must also learn to use water wisely,” Usamate said.
The Minister highlighted his appreciation towards the Water Authority of Fiji and their future projects.
“The Viria project is an example of WAF’s future plans that will help people in the greater Suva area. Not only that, plans to extend the SCADA system (Supervisory Control at Data Acquisition) to the West will also see WAF provide the best available service to all Fijians.”
WAF acting General Manager Operations, Sekove Uluinayau said they have been raising awareness through their Water Champions Program so people understand the extent WAF goes through to deliver water to Fijians.
“We are happy to have hosted a tour for Jone Usamate so he understands what we are doing, the challenges we face, how we address those challenges and the future plans we have in order to meet the growing demand for water,” Uluinayau said.