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Councilor: Relook Growth Plan


Advisory councilor Lakhan Kumar is requesting Government to relook at the Seaqaqa growth centre plan, which was designed in 1975.

Mr Kumar, originally Seaqaqa, Macuata Provonce there was a scheme plan in gress and after finalisati­on from said prothey were looking forward to the following amenities to be constructe­d. These include a bus stand, taxi stand, carrier stand, municipal market, public convenienc­e and recreation­al sports field.

He said there was land available, which was sighted by the previous Government­s, but nothing has been done.

“We are requesting a fast track into these developmen­ts as Seaqaqa is a growth centre,” Mr Kumar said. “There are motorists and people passing by Seaqaqa either travelling to Nabouwalu, Savusavu, Labasa or vice versa.”

He said Seaqaqa was seen as a doorway and had a 15,000 population within the district. “Developmen­t is stagnant and we need to do something to retain people in Seaqaqa,” he said.

“On a yearly basis, we have people migrating from Seaqaqa and one of the other contributi­ng factor is water problems.”

He said there were many places in Seaqaqa where people were without water supply.

“There are many sugarcane farmers in Seaqaqa who contribute to the northern economy despite being faced with numerous challenges,” Mr Kumar said.

“Some farmers use water from boreholes, creeks, wells and nearby drains.”

He has been raising these concerns at various Government meetings he attended.

When contacted yesterday, Labasa and Savusavu Town Council special administra­tor Doreen Robinson said at this stage she couldn’t comment on the Seaqaqa township.


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