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State opens library

Ioane Burese
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

INFORMATION Ministry director Setaita Natai has stressed the importance of reading to the community of Bagasau in Suva.

Ms Natai told the opening ceremony of Bagasau's community library that the it was the best gift for the children of the suburb.

She said it was the government's intention for Fiji to be a knowledge-based society.

"Government itself knows the importance for all of us to read. Reading is information literacy which links the past present and future," Ms Natai said.

"The library that we are celebrating today is indeed unique, and a step towards just that. There is no doubt in my mind that through this library, some children will learn to read, and others will improve their reading skills."

Library Services of Fiji director Merewalesi Vueti likened the opening of the library to what she termed the "opening of a window to a larger world".

Mr Manueli Rainibogi the chairman of the Charles Street Community said the occasion was a timely gift to the community during this festive season.

"We are really happy with this gift from government." he said