Site visits were conducted by the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit in the Western Division covering projects from Nadroga to Lautoka from June 23rd to 25th. The site visit was conducted by Mrs. Michelle Tevita-Singh as the Team Leader and Vilisita Saunivalu as a member. The projects covered were primarily selected based on the 80% – 100% completion rate for the year. These are projects and programmes that were specifically given more budgetary allocation and also those pending from 2014 site visit inspection.
Some of the projects visited during the site visits include the health centers in Nadroga/Navosa; upgrading of farm roads and farm development in Sigatoka and Nadi under the Ministry of Agriculture; water projects commissioned under the Ministry of Rural Development and National Disaster Management and the upgrade of existing court complexes in the Nadi Court House under the Ministry of Justice.
The team also visited the projects commissioned by the Fiji Police Force and the Fiji Corrections Services in Lautoka respectively.
Director MEU Ms. Amelia Komaisavai said that by monitoring the projects on the ground, it bestows an opportunity for us to highlight the way forward for the respective Ministries in terms of proper planning and sound management.
“The benefits of cooperation with the respective stakeholders are enormous as it strives to deliver the outputs within the stipulated timeframe. It also enables us to share the learning experiences with our stakeholders in terms of the challenges and opportunities,” said Ms. Komaisavai.
According to Director MEU, nine (9) projects have been successfully completed namely Cuvu Health Centre, Sigatoka Hospital Extension, Upgrading of Keiyasi Health Centre, Kavanagasau/Yalasa Farm Road, Waica (Tau) Water Project, Yako Water Project, Nakovacake Total Farm Development and the Lautoka Police Station.