Saturday, April 27, 2013 by Iva Danford
TRANSPORTATION problems will no longer be an issue for the people of Yanuca in Serua.
This follows the gift of a $38,000 boat and engine from the government to the Yanuca community at the Pacific Harbor Rotary House on Wednesday.
Commissioner Central Lieutenant Colonel Laisenia Tuitubou said this gift was one of the reasons the government helped and looked into such forms of assistance.
“This donation is something that the government is looking at in terms of alleviating poverty,” he said.
Pacific Blue Country coordinator Roko Josefa Cinavilakeba said they had been training and looking after the community in terms of raising awareness to educate and upskill the public in the empowerment of communal living.
Speaking to the Yanuca Community members, Lt-Col Tuitubou said the government had programmes which were established to upgrade the life skills of their areas of assistance and improve their services.
Also present at the handing over was their partner NGO Pacific Blue Foundation that played a vital role in the donation of the boat and engine.
“This boat will not only be a form of transportation for the people of Yanuca but will be and income generating one too,” Mr Cinavilakeba said
He said they educated the public so that when government visits was involved, the community already had a fair knowledge on the areas that needed improvements in terms of assistance.
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