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Naitasiri Village Meets Speaker For First Time

Naitasiri Village Meets Speaker For First Time
Speaker of Parliament Dr Jiko Luveni with Naluwai villagers in Naitasiri this week. Photo: Parliament of Fiji
April 15
11:00 2017

Seventy-five elders of Naluwai Village in Naitasiri gathered at the village hall this week to listen to Speaker of Parliament Dr Jiko Luveni for the first ‘Meet the Speaker’ programme for 2017.

Village headman Kaminieli Nainimadrou said: “On behalf of the villagers of Naluwai, I wish to thank the Speaker and the team from Parliament to be able to come down to the grassroots and explain her role and that of Parliament.

“We only watch the sessions on television and do not understand how certain things happen inside Parliament.

“But today, after her explanation and watching some videos, we better understand how Parliament works.”

47-year-old Atelaite Waiwai said: “Previously, I only see the Speaker in the media and I’m so thankful to be able to see her in person and hear her explain about her role.

“The programme has enabled us to be enlightened on the works of Parliament and how the Members of Parliament act in a certain way when Parliament is sitting.”

The Speaker explained that the villagers can raise their concerns through any Member of Parliament and also through the Standing Committees.

The villagers also took time to view the Parliament Discovery Centre on display inside the village hall.

Source: Parliament of Fiji

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