ALL iTaukei youths in all villages who are below the age of 21 should be banned from smoking and yaqona drinking.
This submission was made by Nayawa villager Peniasi Vakili at Talenavuruvuru bure in Sigatoka last Friday.
He also submitted for an iTaukei Land Trust Board office to be set up in Sigatoka to help the people of Nadroga/Navosa Province. "Travelling and time factor is a huge obstacle to landowners wishing to visit the TLTB offices in Nadi and Lautoka," he said.
"Also, all institutions that are set up under the iTaukei Affairs Act are to be consolidated and not to be done away with. We want the enforcement of the iTaukei institutions in village setting such as the village council, district and the provincial," Mr Vakili said. "We also propose that the Great Council of Chiefs to be reinstated as this is the sign of unity among the iTaukei."