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Club Starts Housing Project

  Youths of Wainiika Village in Cakaudrove have started a housing project for male members. Youth club president Apete Waqa, told the Fiji Sun team on Saturday that the club
30 Jan 2017 11:00
Club Starts Housing Project
Wainiika Youth Club President, Apete Waqa. Photo: Josaia Ralago.

 

Youths of Wainiika Village in Cakaudrove have started a housing project for male members.

Youth club president Apete Waqa, told the Fiji Sun team on Saturday that the club was seriously taking into consideration the prerequisite for marriage as stipulated in the draft village-bylaw.

“Men can only marry if they have a house and plantation,” he said.

“We have a five-year planned project to build 10 houses for a start. We don’t want to waste anymore time.”

Mr Waqa said that the youth group was in support of the provisions of the by-laws and “it’s a good thing.”

“Actually some of the provisions are not new and we can’t always be depending on our parents. We need to stand on our feet,” he said.

“The law has been there from the time of our forefathers and thanks to draft by-laws that it has been revived.

“It is very important for a young man to be able to house his wife and children.”

Wainiika Youth Club has 28 members. The club has been running small businesses in the village to fund its club.

“We sell benzene and also buy copra from the village and most of us are also fishermen and farmers while our girls weave and sell their mats,” he said.

Mr Waqa thanked his youth group for its teamwork and the community for its support.

He has been the youth president for the past three years.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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