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Speaker Meets Sacred Heart Students , Nabukavesi Villagers

Speaker Meets Sacred Heart Students , Nabukavesi Villagers
Students of Sacred Heart College taking a selfie after the programme. Photo: Parliament of Fiji
October 12
09:37 2018


Speaker of Parliament Dr Jiko Luveni met Sacred Heart Col­lege students and Nabukave­si villagers through the ‘Meet the Speaker’ programme this week.

Dr Luveni encouraged the stu­dents to strive for excellence and aim for success in their studies.

School Vice-Principal Mrs Prash­ila Chandra said the Speaker’s charismatic role in ensuring de­corum in Parliament was admira­ble and said the programme was a worthwhile one for students as it enabled them to learn more about Parliament.

Nabukavesi villager Tobia Mata­vutuka said: “As rural-dwellers, we only know that Parliament falls under the Government but following the ‘Meet the Speaker’ programme, we now know that they are two separate arms of the State.”

Mr Matavutuka said that the pro­gramme was very timely and they appreciated the Speaker’s pres­ence in the village.

“The Speaker has really ex­plained in detail to us about the roles of the different arms of the State which is the Government, Judiciary and Parliament,” he said.

“Our votes determine who rep­resents us in Parliament. We also learned through the programme, for the first time, about ways of contacting our Members of Par­liament and how our voice can be heard in Parliament.”

Another villager Lasaro Qoro­vakarua said the idea of opening Parliament to the public was very commendable.

“Most of us see Parliament as a “No Go” place but now, we are thankful to learn that it is open to the public. At least, this will be a chance for us to meet our MPs,” he added.

Source: Parliament of Fiji



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