Prime Minister Bainimarama’s Office Donates New Boat to Primary School

Mamanuca Primary School executives in Malolo Island today had their prayers answered following the handing over of a fibre boat and an outboard engine by the Office of Prime Minister Bainimarama.

It has been 44 years since the school was established however there had been no boat of their own to transport students from nearby islands to the school in Malolo.

School head teacher Moape Rika said it was a historic moment for the school as they had been requesting for a boat over the years but nothing was done.

“Today is a very historic day not only for the school but also for the villagers whose children will use the boat,” he said.

“We had been requesting for a boat for a very long time but nothing happened and we would like to thank the Prime Minister and this government for coming to our aid.”

The school has a roll of 148 students who attend classes from one to eight.

The Office of the Prime Minister deputy secretary Edward Tunidau said providing the new fibre boat was government’s obligation to ensure that students have access to education without any interruptions.