Footpath Upgrade Set For Completion


A major footpath project by the Government through the Fiji Roads Authority is set for completion by the mid of this month.

This was confirmed by FRA in a statement which has set a celebratory atmosphere for residents of Seaqaqa and people who commute to the satellite town in Macuata.

Apart from the small portion of the footpath that is yet to be completed, the rest is now being utilized by members of the public. Maca Vakasigaleka, 54, originally from Nayarailagi, a nearby village, said she felt so much safer using the footpath compared to before.

“As you see most parts of the footpath has been completed and we are using it. I do not live here but I come up every now and then for check-ups, using this route more often,” Ms Vakasigaleka said with a smile.

“It is not only me but our children who attend school here and fellow villagers who frequent Seaqaqa to sell their produce, for shopping or to seek Government services here.”

An 18-year-old Jeremaia Vakaolu, who attend Seaqaqa Central College, said the new footpath is an improvement that would greatly assist them.

“Most of us walk from school to the temporary bus-stand after school to wait for our transport home and without a proper walkway, we were exposed to road accidents,” Mr Vakaolu said.

“I would like to thank the Government for this permanent solution which has made walking so much easier for us.” The footpath extends from the Police Station (on both sides of the road) to the T junction where one leads to the National Fire Station Road and one to the Buavou Road. Meanwhile, there are also plans by the Government for the relocation of the market and the bus-stand.