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Positive Response To By-Laws

There was a flow of positive support concerning the new village by-laws during the Rewa Provincial Council meeting yesterday. The meeting started at the Centre for Appropriate Technology and Development
24 Nov 2016 11:00
Positive Response To By-Laws
Rewa Provincial Council meeting chairperson Uraia Waibuta (left) and Permanent Secretary for iTaukei Affairs, Naipote Katonitabua at the Centre for Appropriate Technology and Development (CATD) Training Centre in Nadave yesterday. Photo: Selita Bolanavanua

There was a flow of positive support concerning the new village by-laws during the Rewa Provincial Council meeting yesterday.

The meeting started at the Centre for Appropriate Technology and Development (CATD) Training Centre, Nadave.

The Permanent Secretary for iTaukei Affairs, Naipote Katonitabua, said the submissions have started from the Mata-ni-tikina in the Province of Tailevu on Tuesday.

“There was big support from the tikinas in their submission.

“After the village meeting, they browsed through the village by-laws and came up with lots of recommendations and changes, that’s to be expected,” he said.

“A number of tikinas are following the by-laws even before it was submitted.

“It is a very good initiative for us and at the same time challenging itself because most of the submissions received were in support of the laws but needed few clarifications on the constitutional aspects.

“We will continue to receive the submissions from the 14 provinces before we can come up with the report and finalise everything, but this will only be done after we go through rounds of consultations.”

The success of the Yasana Scholarship assistance was also commended during the meeting.

“The Yasana Scholarship assistance has been running for 10 years now.

“This year we have 21 students who are under this scholarship,” said assistant chairman Pita Tagicakiverata.

“Of the 132 students who were under the Yasana Scholarship, 84 of them have found quality jobs. That’s quite an achievement.

“We have many degree qualified student who went through this scholarship and I know it’s going to be successfully run for another 10 years and more.”

The meeting continues today.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

Feedback:  selita.bolanavanua@fijisun.com.fj

 



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