Most unfortunate regions
Joji O Toronibau, Tunuloa
One Friday morning I decided to go to Labasa for short errands. While walking along the receding sea waterline and spiky rocky beaches I saw two young cousins of mine walking ahead with bags of food and yaqona plus their bags of clothes. Let alone few others had taken the lead. I asked them as to where they were heading to and they replied that they were going to Labasa as well to visit their father in Waiqele. I was really concerned and as for how long will these unfortunate earthlings would still continue to carry their burdens, food crops, market produce on foot for three to four kilometres to reach the road for transport? But, I am still convinced that we the earthlings of this little stretch will soon be enjoying the same road transport utilities as enjoyed by almost everyone in Fiji. This is especially the Natewa Bay side of Tunuloa from Wailevu Primary School to link up the Napuka Catholic Mission Secondary Government Road. For too long school children had to walk, wade and steaming across the seas for education, sick senior citizens to health clinics plus economic trading activities are quite difficult to face each day.
In addition to these, there is no television reception except if you can buy Sky TV, and no Vodafone or Digicel link as well. We deservedly want Police presence as well on wheels at times to lessen illegal activities.