Fiji's government will prioritise the improvement of roadways throughout the country , says Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.
Sayed-Khaiyum made the comment after his two-hour tour of the unpaved, pockmarked back roads of Votualevu in Nadi yesterday.
He said Fijians must have and will have sound roads that connect them to main roads, schools, hospitals and food markets.
“We will deliver on the Prime Minister’s promises."
Road maintenance manager Adam Jackson, who accompanied the Attorney General, said a new program of maintenance to improve the quality, repair the damage, and maintain the integrity of Fiji’s roads is being undertaken by Fiji Roads Authority.
“The Bainimarama government has taken this problem by the throat, so to speak, and created the Fiji Roads Authority to ensure that we will deliver on a basic right of all Fijians, sound roads,” said Sayed-Khaiyum.
He said the poor state of the nation’s roadways was the result of corruption and negligence of previous governments.
He said that past governments mis-spent dollars that were allocated to improve the nation’s roads.
“We will not tolerate corruption and incompetence. We will deliver better roads for all Fijians.”
By Ropate Valemei