Acting Prime Minister, Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum opened the Coral Coast Carnival 2019 in Sigatoka this evening.
He noted its inception in the 1960s and congratulated organisers for reviving the popular week-long event in recent years.
“These sorts of carnivals are very significant for the community because it brings everybody together, it brings a great sense of social network and people come together for a particular cause; that is critically important for any country, any society, any locality to ensure we have that spirit of community wellbeing.”
The carnival theme this year is “Let’s harvest wellness spiritually, physically and mentally”.
Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says its not easy to be scrutinized and criticized by everybody.
Speaking at the opening of the Coral Coast Carnival in Sigatoka last night, Sayed-Khaiyum says the contestants are brave and must be thanked for putting themselves up for scrutiny.
He is also urging the residents of Sigatoka to be proud of their town.
Sayed-Khaiyum says simple acts such as throwing rubbish in rubbish bins helps in fighting climate change.
He also informed the residents about several projects that are underway to improve the lives of the people of Sigatoka that includes river embankment program, road construction and street lighting initiatives and water reticulation program.