Simon Hazelman, Savusavu
A couple of years ago, Fiji Roads Authority’s (FRA), Robert Sen, responded to a letter of mine about sealing Nukubalavu Road here in Savusavu.
Mr Sen mentioned that this particular road was included in the Authority’s Forward Works Programme as part of sealed road extension.
I’m wondering if this Forward Works Programme for sealed road extensions is earmarked for this decade and not the next?
Once again, I would like to highlight reasons why Nukubalavu Road in Savusavu should have been sealed before other roads in and around Savusavu.
First and foremost, the road leads to the chiefly village of Nukubalavu, home of the Tui Nasavusavu, the high chief of the region of Savusavu.
Secondly, families have lived along this side of the peninsula for over 200 years.
Thirdly, it is the most populated area on the outskirts of Savusavu Town which is just a mere six-minute drive.
Lastly, its situated on the windward side facing the constant southeasterly trade winds and with the road running along the coastline, residences are faced with having to constantly inhale dust rising because of the everincreasing traffic!
Nukubalavu Road remains the last road in and around Savusavu to be sealed when it should have rightfully been the first.
I hope my granddaughter will live long enough to witness the sealing of Nukubalavu Road here in paradise!