28 Jul 2017

Opposition MP questions Fiji Water Authority's use of funding

2:36 pm on 28 July 2017

An Opposition MP in Fiji has called on the government to explain what has happened to millions of dollars invested into the Fiji Water Authority.

Aseri Radrodro

Aseri Radrodro Photo: Parliament of the Republic of Fiji

Aseri Radrodro's call comes after there were disruptions in the water supply around Labasa and through the Suva to Nausori corridor over the past few weeks.

The Water Authority warned thousands of Nadi residents that they will face issues for two months due to an algae problem at one of the treatment plants.

Mr Radrodro said the situation doesn't make sense after the nearly billion Fiji dollar government investment.

"The government has allocated close to one billion [Fiji] dollars over the last three years and that is a concern how there are all these issues that are creeping up and these water disruptions."

"The government has poured into the Water Authority of Fiji. That's a concern and that's what we would like to know, where has all this money gone to?"

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