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Adi Yasawa Back After 10 Years

Festival committee chairman Viliame Seuseu said they have revived the festival to help assist the five districts.
01 Nov 2019 16:58
Adi Yasawa Back After 10 Years
Various village stall owners from, the Yasawa group during the first day of the Adi Yasawa Festival at the Lautoka Carnival grounds on October 31, 2019. Photo: Salote Qalubau

The Adi Yasawa Festival is back after a 10-year lapse!

Festival committee chairman Viliame Seuseu said they have revived the festival to help assist the five districts.

With the opening held on Wednesday by the various village chiefs from Yasawa at the Lautoka carnival ground, Mr Seuseu said each of the 27 villages would have to contribute a $3500 levy to the committee.

“This is an annual event for the people of Yasawa. From that $3500 levy $1000 goes to the education development committee, $1000 is for the Yasawa Rugby Academy another $1000 is for the provincial levy and $500 is for business investments. So by Friday, all levy contributions must be paid to the committee,” Mr Seuseu said.

“There is also the soli ni yasana. For this year, the allocated $27,000 that will be given to the provincial office is for the current year August 2019 to July 2020.”

Government officials will also be present at the festival.

“We will have the ministries from the rural, education and agriculture, but most importantly tourism so they can talk directly with the villagers about tourism development projects. They will all be here.”

The festival ends today.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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