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Navoci Village Council Urges Swift Implementation Of Village Bylaws

Navoci Village Council Urges Swift Implementation Of Village Bylaws
The Vanua O Nakovacake and its members at the Navoci Community Hall in Nadi yesterday. PHOTO:LITIA TIKOMAILEPANONI
April 07
11:00 2017


A village in Nadi has urged the swift implementation of the Draft Village By-Laws.

Navoci Village Council pledged its support of the document which is currently under public consultation.

Yesterday at the village, in Nadi, youth co-ordinator Asinate Dawai said: “We suggest the village by-law be implemented swiftly.

“The reasons for support is that the location of our villages in an urban setting.

“We see this by-law as a way to protect the iTaukei especially during this change and development that is fast occurring in the country today.”

She was speaking on behalf of the turaga ni Koro Navoci Epeli Saukuru and turaga ni mataqali Savusavu, Tomasi Naulumatua.

She said many changes were inevitable and beneficial but some influenced the iTaukei negatively making them subjective to change.

“Our village is situated close to the main town and the developments and changes occur very fast where most of iTaukei are subjective and have seem to have forgotten the law of the village.”

The yavusa-no-i-Naiqoro have long been wating for something like a legal framework to help support or encourage the way of life of the iTaukei in a village,” she said.

“As part of our sincere appreciation, we request the Ministry of iTaukei Affairs to quickly implement the village by-laws in its procedures.”

Edited by Ranoba Baoa



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