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Chief Urges Finance Literacy

Chief Urges Finance Literacy
Finance Literacy
September 24
11:28 2015

There is a need for financial literacy training for the people in Kadavu, says the Tui Naceva, Ratu Jona Banivalu.

Ratu Jona said this during the Kadavu Provincial Council in Suva yesterday.

He said Kadavu had a lot of resources and avenues that could generate income, however people kept misusing money they earned.

“They should know how to draw up a budget because when they harvest and receive money they should be able to understand and know how and where to spend their money wisely and also know the importance of saving,” he said.

Peni Naula, who represented the Marama Tui Ravitaki, said budget training was needed on the island to especially cater for the youths who have been involved in farming as their main source of income.

“These young people are getting a lot of money but they are not prioritising what they spend it on,” Mr Naula said.

Commissioner Eastern Luke Moroivalu welcomed the call by the Chiefs and said this would be immediately addressed.

Road developments

A representative from the Fiji Roads Authority yesterday informed the council that the shortage of gravel on the island was causing the delay in road developments. He said they would soon cart gravels from Suva to be used for the road developments in Kadavu.

No accommodation for officers

The Divisional Police Commander Southern, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Biu Matavou yesterday clarified to the council that he had to get two Police officers back to Suva because of the unavailability of accommodation for them on the island.

SSP Matavou made this comment after the Mata Ni Tikina O Yawe, Malakai Masi said there was a need to increase Police manpower on the island.

SSP Matavou said more officers would be stationed on the island after the completion of a Government quarters to cater for these officers from next year.

Marijuana raids

SSP Matavou yesterday also asked the council members for their co-operation in their bid to eradicate the cultivation of marijuana on the island.

He said during one of their earlier visits to the island this year, they had to conduct raids without the assistance of the vanua. This, he said, made it hard for them.

The chiefs had pledged their support for their next visit and said they were willing to accommodate and assist them in conducting more raids on marijuana farms on the island.

Meanwhile, the Police Drug Unit confirmed that 22 people from Kadavu were arrested this year for marijuana cultivation.

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