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Kaunisela Emphasises On Good Governance

The traditional chiefs of the Ba province were urged to uphold the well-being and good governance of the people at all times. Permanent Secretary for iTaukei Affairs Savenaca Kaunisela was
04 Sep 2015 10:08
Kaunisela Emphasises  On Good Governance
Permanent Secretary Savenaca Kaunisela (right), with divisional planning officer West Sitiveni Tavaga (left), uring the Ba Provincial Council meeting at Natalecake Village in Ba on Wednesday. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

The traditional chiefs of the Ba province were urged to uphold the well-being and good governance of the people at all times.

Permanent Secretary for iTaukei Affairs Savenaca Kaunisela was speaking to members of the Ba Provincial Council during their annual meeting in Natalecake Village in Ba on Wednesday.

“There is a huge task of improving provincial livelihood and to also sustain the motto of, “Well being and good governance”, in our leadership roles,” he said.

“Lately there has been scenario of a rift among the iTaukei community but it should not be that way if we uphold our leadership very well.”

He said there was a need for the vanua, Government and lotu to work together as these form the basis of iTaukei lives.

“These three pillars are the foundation for us iTaukei and we need to uphold and emphasise its importance,” Mr Kaunisela said.

“Your vision, good governance, thoughtfulness and wise decisions will give hope and trust to the people you govern.”

He encouraged the council to work together with Government departments so there was equity in developments across the province.

Mr Kaunisela said they should seriously consider changes in lifestyles which were affecting the iTaukei.

“There are a lot of changes which are changing mindsets, our culture; it’s breaking up families, the utilisation of our land, affecting our faith; bringing in more NCDs. If we don’t consider these seriously it will be too late when it enters our homes, villages and nation as a whole.”

Mr Kaunisela also urged the chiefs not to be part of those involved seditious activities and take the law into their own hands as the arm of the law was long.

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