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Our Long-serving MP Reveals Secrets To Long Life

Former Speaker to Parliament and believed to be our longest-serving living Parliamentarian Militoni Leweniqila believes eating right and being honest are the secrets to long life. Mr Leweniqila made the
06 Jul 2015 13:15
Our Long-serving MP Reveals  Secrets To Long Life

Former Speaker to Parliament and believed to be our longest-serving living Parliamentarian Militoni Leweniqila believes eating right and being honest are the secrets to long life.

Mr Leweniqila made the comment during celebrations for his 83rd birthday at his residence in Delainavesi last Saturday.

“Eat good food and be honest,” he said.

“Do not overdue things like going clubbing overnights, don’t love too much, just love a little, you do everything that is directed in living a healthy life, human and biblical wise.”

Mr Leweniqila said he served as a parliamentarian for 23 years. He was the Speaker to Parliament on that fateful day in 1987 when a young Lieutenant-Colonel Sitiveni Rabuka carried out Fiji’s first coup 28 years ago.

He was asked what he missed as a retired parliamentarian.

“I miss the company and the praises that come from people who listen to parliamentary debates.”

He added “This Government under the present circumstances they are doing very well. Under present circumstances meaning you cannot compare our situation of the past and today.”

Mr Leweniqila, who had six children, now has 24 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

His advice to Fiji’s young generation?

“People must have in their heart the love for their country. If there is call for any citizen to stand up for his country, he must be prepared to die for that; that is a very important principle, some of our people they live in Fiji but they are not prepared to stand for Fiji or fight for Fiji.”

Feedback: litia.cava@fijisun.com.fj

 


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