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Standing Committee Bound For Rotuma

The Committee plans to spend six or more days in Rotuma to hold consultations on two Rotuman-related bills The Standing Committee on Social Affairs will have consultations in Rotuma Island
28 Dec 2016 11:00
Standing Committee Bound For Rotuma
Members of Parliament Standing Committee on Social Affairs at Government wharf before departing for Rotuma for six days Rotuma bill consultation. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

The Committee plans to spend six or more days in Rotuma to hold consultations on two Rotuman-related bills

The Standing Committee on Social Affairs will have consultations in Rotuma Island from today.

They departed for Rotuma on the MV Cagivou this week.

Members of Parliament; Viam Pillay, Mosese Bulitavu, Anare Vadei, Assistant Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Veena Bhatnagar, Parliament’s deputy Speaker Ruveni Nadalo travelled with a support team.

Chairman of the Social Affairs Committee, Viam Pillay said: “We have two bills that has come to the Social Affairs Committee.

“The two bills are the Rotuma Bill and the Rotuma lands bill. These are two bills we are currently working on as a committee.

“We have had consultations in Suva and now we are going to Rotuma,” he said.

Mr Pillay said they were scheduled to go to Rotuma before but, because of the recent weather conditions, it was delayed.

He said after the consultations in Rotuma they would return as a committee and compile their report.

Mr Pillay said they are scheduled to stay on Rotuma Island for six days, but they might have to stay one or two days more if they are not able to complete the consultations on time.

Edited by Paula Tuvuki

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