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No Easy Ride For Tuitubou

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Laisenia Tuitubou, had to scale the rugged hills of Naitasiri on horseback to visit Wairuarua Village on Friday where he opened its new dispensary.
13 Sep 2015 12:53
No Easy Ride For Tuitubou
The Minister for Youth and Sports, Laisenia Tuitubou, on horseback to Wairuarua Village. Photo: Ministry of Youth and Sports

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Laisenia Tuitubou, had to scale the rugged hills of Naitasiri on horseback to visit Wairuarua Village on Friday where he opened its new dispensary.

The village lies between the borders of the Naitasiri and Ra provinces, with about 110 households.

He was accompanied by officials from the ministry, media and other organisations.

“We are really grateful for the hospitality shown to us from villagers of Wairuarua and it is my duty as the minister to step down and visit people from all areas of life in the area of our youth development and see that your needs are met,” he said.

“The ministry has seen many new developments among our youths that have taken place in the villages and with this kind of gesture, the ministry is willing to help and assist youth groups around the country. I have passed two villages before I reached Wairuarua and I have seen the problems that their youths are facing and the ministry is willing to help them.”

The villagers had a Minister where they revealed the many problems they faced.

Village headman Inosi Senilolokula said the minister’s presence was a sign of  blessing.|

“We are very blessed to have the Minister for Youth and Sports in our village despite of transportation problems he managed to come and visit us,” he said.

“This is the kind of leaders we want; someone who is willing to visit people and find out the problems that they are facing.”

Mr Senilolokula also revealed that their village was in dire need of a proper road.

“We are asking the Government to please help us because we have been crying for road developments for the past years and we are hoping that our cries will be heard this time,” he said.

In response, Mr Tuitubou said he would help them in his capacity as a Government minister.

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