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Family Values Vital For iTaukei: Assistant Minister Adimaitoga

“Family values are important in the upbringing of any person in his or her family based on the spirit of love and compassion,” Assistant Minister Adimatoga said.
28 Apr 2019 11:42
Family Values Vital For iTaukei: Assistant Minister Adimaitoga
Second from left, Minister for Agriculture, Waterways, Rural and Maritime Development co- Assistant Minister Jale Sigarara and four from left, Assistant Minister for iTaukei Affairs Selai Adimaitoga with delegates at the Lau Provincial Council meeting in Lakeba, Lau. Photo: DEPTFO News

Villagers in Lakeba, Lau have been urged to prioritise the importance of family values by the Assistant Minister for iTaukei Affairs, Selai Adimaitoga.

This was highlighted by the Assistant Minister while opening the Lau Provincial Council meeting.

“Family values are important in the upbringing of any person in his or her family based on the spirit of love and compassion,” Assistant Minister Adimatoga said.

“Respect for the iTaukei family  values such as being obedient to parents and traditional leaders within their clans or Yavusa and Mataqali is what makes iTaukei families unique.”

“This is the direction that the Ministry for iTaukei is taking today.

“Ensuring that all iTaukei families are advocating for the importance of family values.”

Lau Provincial Council chairman Ilisoni Taoba tol the council that he supported the sentiments echoed by the Assistant Minister.

“Our forefathers adhered to these family values, we must continue to follow their footsteps because they followed important iTaukei family values such as respect for the elders and leadership in the family, in the mataqali, and the Yavusa,” Mr Taoba said.

Totoya District representative Josateki Temo expressed his support for the importance of the adherence of family values for iTaukei families.

The province of Lau has 72 villages and 13 districts.



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