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85-Year-Old Calls for Youth Participation at Speaker’s Tour

An 85-year-old living in Ovalau has urged young people to be actively involved during the ‘Meet the Speaker and Parliament Bus programmes’. Elena Baleiyanuca was grateful to hear from the
31 Aug 2017 11:27
85-Year-Old Calls for Youth Participation at Speaker’s Tour

An 85-year-old living in Ovalau has urged young people to be actively involved during the ‘Meet the Speaker and Parliament Bus programmes’.

Elena Baleiyanuca was grateful to hear from the Speaker of Parliament Dr Jiko Luveni who is in Ovalau with her team to conduct a weeklong awareness event.

“I’m so grateful to see the Speaker in person and also hear from her,” Ms Baleiyanuca said.

“I encourage young people to turn up in numbers.”

The visitations began on Monday.

Tokou village headman Seremaia Rokotuitai was thankful the village hall was filled with a lot of people.

“Everyone came with a lot of expectations and we are happy that we learnt a lot of new things today and our queries were also answered,” he said.

The Speaker explained what her role was and the role of Parliament.

She also took time to respond to queries and explained how the villagers could connect with Parliament.

The team visited Lovoni, Nasaumatua and Vunivisavu villages.

They were also at Levuka Village,  St John’s College, Levuka Public School, and visited Vatukalo, Toki, Vuma and Nauouo.

Yesterday the Parliament Bus programme visited Gau Secondary School, Nawaikama and Sawaieke villages in Gau.

Today, the team will continue in Levuka at Delana Secondary School and Naiviteitei, Nasaga, Tai and Navuloa villages in the evening.

Tomorrow the team will be in Moturiki to cover all the villages on the island namely Savuna, Nasesara, Navuti, Nasauvuki, Naicabecabe, Yanuca, Daku, Uluibau, Niubasaga and Wawa.

The team returns to Suva on  September 2, 2017.

 

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