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Cremation helps with overcrowded cemeteries

Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration Pio Tikoduadua Source: Parliament of the Republic of Fiji

Interior and Immigration Minister Pio Tikoduadua says cremation will help with the situation of overcrowded cemeteries as he speaks about the lack of burial plots at Nasinu Cemetery.

He says the cemetery is filling up quickly and the informal settlement behind the cemetery at Dafoutevu Housing is taking over the spaces.

This was highlighted during the discussion of the ‘Consolidated Review Report of the Fiji Corrections Service Annual Report 2018–2019 and 2019–2020’ in Parliament.

He says that due to a lack of cemeteries, the committee is proposing whether some people can bring their loved ones to the village and bury them.

Tikoduadua says cremation will help improve the situation of cemeteries, but iTaukei and Christians in particular do not advocate cremations.

He says that the Hindu community practices cremation very well.

He says as Catholics they work around the idea of ​​being cremated and not buried.