Fijians living in Dreka settlement, Cakaudrove will no longer have to carry their produce to the main road to wait for transportation following the opening of their new road today
Commissioner Northern Jovesa Vocea while officiating the event said this new improvement would not only assist the farmers transport their produce to the main road, but also trasnport students to and from school.
Dreka Advisory Councilor Ritesh Dayal said that road issues had existed for more than 50 years and the provision of a new road would make life easier.
“This is bound to make life easier for everyone here especially the students because now the Rural Service Licensed (RSL) trucks would be able to come into this road. Prior to this, they would have to walk to the main road to wait for their transportation,” Dayal said.
“Even farmers are happy because they would have to carry their produce to the road so they could go to the market. And when someone gets sick, they are usually transported on a bullock cart.”
Vocea urged this farming community to maximise economic outputs from the provision of this road to help raise their standard of living.
“We have opened your new access road at a cost of $49,000 and I hope that the road will improve accessibility to the people here in Dreka. I hope that you will utilize it well. You should invest in a lot of farming activities, and ensure that your produce is taken to the market so that you are able to contribute to the economy here.”