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Delana Praises Nasau Graduates

The Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports, Iliesa Delana, was in the interior of Navosa on Monday where he praised Nasau ex-trainees of Naga Village. “This is probably the first
04 Sep 2015 09:49
Delana Praises Nasau Graduates
Youths of Naga Village at the village hall on Monday to meet and listen to the Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports, Iliesa Delana. Photo: Ministry of Youth and Sports

The Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports, Iliesa Delana, was in the interior of Navosa on Monday where he praised Nasau ex-trainees of Naga Village.

“This is probably the first village that I have been to that has 10 ex-trainees,” Mr Delana said.

“And on behalf of the ministry I would like to extend my appreciation for utilising the skills you have learned from Nasau and applying it to create sustainable livelihood.”

Mr Delana has urged the ex-trainees to, “use their skills collectively to bring about changes in their livelihood and the community and ensure that it attracts further economic development into the interior of Fiji.”

Vika Matelolo, who recently graduated with a Basic Certificate in Agriculture from Nasau on July 1 this year, said, “Our main source of cash in Naga is farming and the youths have formed a united front in this,”

“We are so fortunate that our elders are fully supporting us and ensuring that we create and secure our future,” Ms Matelolo said.

She said the youths used to depend on cane cutting for their source of income, however since 2013, the elders decided for the youths abstain from cane cutting and establish their own farms.

Ms Matelolo said Naga Village had a total of nine Nasau ex-trainees – seven graduated with basic agriculture certificates while two graduated with basic carpentry.

Mr Delana was briefed in Naga by village elders and Nadrau tikina representative Leveni Drodrolagi. They told the Assistant Minister that there was a great emphasis on farming and communal work in Naga Village and they were hoping that Government would assist them in the future.
 



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