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Titikaveka MP uses Constituency Fund to buy roasters for his village

Thursday 4 May 2023 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in National, Politics

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Titikaveka MP uses Constituency Fund to buy roasters for his village
Sonny Williams, Member of Parliament for Titikaveka, and representatives from the four tapere of the district at the handover ceremony of roasters. MELINA ETCHES/23050208

The four tapere (sub-district) of Titikaveka – Tikioki, Akapuao, Turoa and Vaimaanga – have received roasters which will help lighten their cooking duties in upcoming community events.

Community representatives from the four tapere were pleased to receive their respective gas roaster at a small handover ceremony on Tuesday. They say the roaster will be “great help” for events in the village.

The roasters were purchased by Member of Parliament for Titikaveka, Sonny Williams, using his Constituency Fund. Each MP is granted this Fund which they use to fulfil the immediate priorities and needs of their constituency.

“For us, this is a busy year for hosting, we have the reopening of our church soon and the Bicentennial Commemoration celebrations coming up,” Williams said.

He acknowledged John Engu who made the stainless-steel three level roasters.

“We thank him for making these roasters for our tapere considering he actually hires out roasters for his business,” Williams said.

“Everybody is looking forward to test drive their umu (roasters).”

Wally Tangiataua, the director of YWAM (Youth With A Mission), said the Vaimaanga community had already bought their roaster in 2020 during Covid.

“But we have received the money we had paid for our roaster, it’s good to get our money back,” said Tangiataua.

“This a good effort to help the communities.

“We are blessed as a community to have these roasters since there are so many events coming up, so it’s a big help,” he said.