Tui Macu­ata praises North ini­tia­tives

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Tui Macu­ata Ratu Wil­iame Ka­toni­vere was pleased with the 2016-2017 Bud­get an­nounced by Min­is­ter for Fi­nance Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum on Wed­nes­day night. “It was a good one es­pe­cially on the agri­cul­ture front as well as the new air­port,” Ratu Wil­iame said.

He said the al­lo­ca­tion to the Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture of $74.4mil­lion was an in­crease.

“(I am) de­lighted to see the set­ting up birth, death and mar­riage of­fice in Bua some­thing that has al­ways been re­quested by Bua to also have the Gov­ern­ment ser­vices avail­able,” he said. He said the al­lo­ca­tion was good for the North­ern Cen­tre but it all boiled down to the right us­age and the util­i­sa­tion of the funds al­lo­cated. Ratu Wil­iame com­mended Gov­ern­ment for the com­pas­sion and as­sis­tance for the dis­ad­van­taged in the Na­tional Bud­get an­nouce­ment. Edited by Ru­si­ate Mataika

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