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Act Now, Kaunisela Tells Lomaiviti

Permanent Secretary for iTaukei Affairs Savenaca Kaunisela says iTaukei people must act now to safeguard their natural resources. Mr Kaunisela, while addressing members of the Lomaiviti Provincial Counci, said, “As
14 Nov 2015 12:00
Act Now, Kaunisela Tells Lomaiviti
Marama Sinivi from the tikina of Bureta in Lomaiviti with her hand printed sulu that were on display at the foreshore in Suva yesterday.

Permanent Secretary for iTaukei Affairs Savenaca Kaunisela says iTaukei people must act now to safeguard their natural resources.
Mr Kaunisela, while addressing members of the Lomaiviti Provincial Counci, said, “As iTaukei people, who are the majority owners of natural resources, they must be proud and mindful of what they have and not be easily tempted to the desires of those who come in for short-term benefits.”
He said they must act now before it was too late.
Sawaieke district delegate Ratu Inoke Naulivou said all villages in the district were looking after their land and sea resources.
He said they had fish wardens to look after their fishing grounds which had been fished by greedy fishermen travelling all the way from Viti Levu.
These fishermen, he said, came in the night just like robbers.
Ratu Inoke said he agreed with Mr Kaunisela when he said – “The whole world had now realised the rapid depletion of natural resources and there had been solutions implemented on how they could slow down the process and ensuring there were sustainable solutions in place.”
He adds – “While others are mindful of this, there are greedy individuals who only think about themselves and want to extract as much as they can without thinking of the next generations.”
Ratu Inoke said they would ask the Government to supply them with punts for sea wardens to use to patrol their fishing grounds.
For their land resources he said the landowners were looking after them.



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