Villagers wary of false promises
Monday, September 08, 2014
UNKEPT promises have made some villagers of Wema in Noikoro, Navosa, wary of supporting certain political parties.The village is home to about 150 residents and as Kinisimere Diligodrau puts it, they were just happy to be able to vote and more so, at home in Wema instead of travelling to another isolated village.
However, they do hope aspiring politicians on the campaign trail will be just as enthusiastic post-election when it comes to delivering on their promises.
Village headman Amenio Takeiwai said the government had at least made some progress with the tarsealing of a considerable stretch of the Sigatoka Valley Rd.
“At the moment, the current government serving us has been popular because of the new roads, taking care of the school fees of our children and bus fare,” he said.
“Those parties which led previous governments came in with all these promises but once they got their seats in parliament, they forgot Navosa.”
Other communities which cast their votes in the province included those at Nabuabua where the polling station was open for an hour or so.
The rugged terrain also had a batch of Elections officials transported to Nakoro by helicopter.