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Group launches program

Dawn Gibson
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

LAST Wednesday evening marked the launch of Fiji's first ever anti-corruption youth group Voices Speaking Out for Transparency and Accountability (VoSOTA).

The event featured youths from different parts of the country coming together to celebrate their diverse opinions and the right to a country that does not tolerate corruption.

"Tonight has inspired me to understand and learn more about corruption," said Jeremy Fong, a young leader in attendance.

VoSOTA is an initiative by Transparency International (TI) under their Youth Integrity Promotion (YIP) program.

YIP co-ordinator and environmental activist Fenton Lutunatabua said he found the name choice quite fitting.

"In Fijian it loosely translates to perseverance and endurance and to keep on keeping on, a characteristic we hope more young people would stay true to," Mr Lutunatabua said.

He said the program strived to foster "a more analytical generation that pushes Fiji towards a more corruption free future".