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Dr Luveni: Why Dr Sharma Quit

Speaker to Parliament Dr Jiko Luveni confirmed that FijiFirst member Dr Neil Sharma, who resigned as a Member of Parliament last two weeks, voted against the Government in the last
23 Apr 2015 09:03
Dr Luveni: Why Dr Sharma Quit
Speaker to Parliment, Dr Jiko Luveni (sitting fourth from left), with students and staff of Queen Victoria School during the Meet the Speaker outreach programme in Tailevu yesterday. Photo: Litia Cava

Speaker to Parliament Dr Jiko Luveni confirmed that FijiFirst member Dr Neil Sharma, who resigned as a Member of Parliament last two weeks, voted against the Government in the last sitting of Parliament.

While speaking at Verata Wailevu Village in Tailevu during her “Meet the Speaker Programme” outreach yesterday, Dr Luveni said Dr Sharma voted against a motion raised by the Government.

“Dr Sharma willingly resigned after he was found to have voted against a motion raised by Government,” she said.

For the first time after being sworn in, the Speaker and staff of the the Civic Education Division under the Department of Legislature in Parliament visited a few places educating the public on the functions of Parliament.

Queen Victoria School (QVS)

QVS was the first school visited by the Speaker during her “Meet the Speaker Programme”.

At the school, Dr Luveni spoke on her role in Parliament, Parliament protocols and functions and most importantly the importance of the Parliament House.

“Your voices are heard in Parliament, it is the place where laws are passed, debates on certain topics are held and they are also responsible to note and decide how Government funds should be spent,” Dr Luveni said.

“You are our young leaders and you need to work hard in order to become one of our country’s best leaders.”

Lodoni Primary School

Students from Year One to Year Eight of Lodoni Primary School were all smiles because they were able to meet the Speaker for the first time in person.

Year Seven student Apenisa Veitau said he learned a lot of new things.

“I use to see the Speaker on television with her wig, but today for the first time I was able to meet her in person and learn what our leaders do in Parliament,” Veitau said.

Dr Luveni encouraged the students to work on their weaknesses and be the best in what they do in school.

Verata Wailevu Village,        Tailevu

Dr Luveni elaborated on her roles in Parliament as well as the Government and Opposition sides.

Feedback:  litia.cava@fijisun.com.fj

 




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