Prime Minister and Minister for I Taukei Affairs, Rear Admiral (Retired) Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama has applauded the Ba Provincial Council for its efforts in creating opportunities for developments in the province.
PM Bainimarama stated that the Ba Provincial Council has set an example to the whole nation for its enlightened leadership and services to the welfare of its people.
“Ba Province is leading the way in a host of areas, whether it is your initiatives to develop your natural resources in an efficient and sustainable manner, the promotion of good governance in the vanua, your encouragement for the land owning units to benefit from government’s initiative to develop land for commercial enterprises and residential subdivisions, your campaign to prevent the incidence of NCDs and the great role you play to develop rugby within your province,” PM said.
PM Bainimarama has also assured the Province of Government’s continued support, development and creation of more opportunities in years to come.
Out of the 11 approved national projects so far, 9 are in the west and 7 of those are in the Ba Province.
“We want more returns for landowners by making them land developers. They will no longer be asset- rich and cash- poor, but asset- rich and cash- rich,”PM said.