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Reaching Out To Communities Ensure Greater Contribution: Bulitavu

      SODELPA Member of Par­liament Mosese Bulitavu, believes that holding public consultations in the interior of the Northern Division will en­sure greater contribution from members of communities. Mr
18 Jan 2019 10:00
Reaching Out To Communities Ensure Greater Contribution: Bulitavu
SODELPA Member of Parliament Mosese Bulitavu.

 

 

 

SODELPA Member of Par­liament Mosese Bulitavu, believes that holding public consultations in the interior of the Northern Division will en­sure greater contribution from members of communities.

Mr Bulitavu is a member of the Standing Committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights, conduct­ing public submissions on the Code of Conduct Bill No 33 of 2018 in Savusavu yesterday.

“It is important that we reach out to everyone in the communi­ties,” he said.

“What we want is for the public to know that we are here.”

Mr Bulitavu said that the divi­sional staff had been helpful to­wards reaching out towards com­munities, however it was equally important to reach out to a maxi­mum number of people.

“People generally come, sit and hear the discussions and this is the best time for them to contrib­ute,” Mr Bulitavu said.

“We need more stakeholder par­ticipation in order to raise more awareness on the bill,” he said.

Mr Bulitavu said that he had also suggested to the commit­tee on the possible ventures that could be undertaken.

“Capturing as many views on a particular bill is really impor­tant,” he said.

The SODELPA MP said that this would also eliminate the possi­bility of people turning up and saying that they hadn’t been told about it.

He said that the general public would become the watch-dog of the society and would be elemen­tal in disseminating information to the commission relating to the bill and its breaches.

Mr Bulitavu also acknowledged that moving forward with the idea would also need some time to be effective due to the busy sched­ule of the committee.

“But we need to re-prioritize ourselves into the law making processes,” he said.

Mr Bulitavu said that the North­ern Division tour turned out well for the committee members.

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