“THE safety of the vulnerable in our society and improving accessibility to schools for our children are very important issues to my Government.”

Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, who is currently on a two-day tour of Ovalau, met with the residents and the business community in the old capital, Levuka in a talanoa session where he pointed out the Government’s focus.

There were many issues raised with the Prime Minister that he and his delegation comprising of senior Government officials, Fiji Roads Authority, Land Transport Authority and Fiji Police Force attended to.

The common thread to most of the issues raised pertained to better policing of the neighbourhoods, better LTA services, better roads and requests for permission by home owners whose homes are registered as heritage buildings to carry out repair works.

Most of these issues, Prime Minister Bainimarama said, will be acted upon as the officials had assured of quick turnaround time.

“However, there are two things that I am really concerned about, I know the others will be sorted out, are the transportation of the kids and the violence against women and children,” Prime Minister Bainimarama said.

The Head of Government said there was a need for greater policing in some areas as Fiji did not want the issue of violence against these vulnerable to escalate.

Prime Minister Bainimarama was informed by Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho that they will immediately looking into this.

Meanwhile, the LTA is expected to open a branch in Levuka in the near future and this will help solve a lot of the transport woes faced not only in Levuka town but in the more rural parts of the island.

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