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Bylaws under review

Serafina Silaitoga
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

THE Ministry of iTaukei Affairs is reviewing the village bylaws.

iTaukei Affairs Board senior officer Timoci Namotu told the Bua Provincial Council meeting held in Nabouwalu that the bylaws were being reviewed.

His comment follows queries from members of the council on how far work had been done in legalising the village bylaws.

Bua district rep Viliame Ratudradra asked the council whether village bylaws were legal and should be followed.

Mr Namotu said the review included legalising it for villages and this was part of the iTaukei Affairs strategic plan.

Village bylaws have already been drawn up for most villages in Vanua Levu.

Some village bylaws ban women from growing their hair long except to keep the well-known Fijian bui ni ga hair style.

In some villages, women are not allowed to wear shorts in village boundary but skirts or even a sulu and jaba. These details of the village bylaws are being reviewed by the ministry.





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