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Youths to apply for assembly membership

Mere Naleba
Tuesday, December 25, 2012

A GROUP of individuals who are members of the Aspire Network have met to promote youths being part of the decision-making process in Fiji's fourth Constitution.

Aspire Network executive director Kaajal Kumar said with youths making up quite a number of Fiji's population, it was only right for youths to work together and be part of the Constituent Assembly.

"I am pleading with youths to be responsible and to apply to be part of the Constituent Assembly," she said.

"Speak up and concentrate on building a bigger and better Fiji rather than concentrating on the negativity of things.

"The Constituent Assembly should not consist of people who are always in the limelight but to also include those who for so many years work behind the scenes in creating a safe Fiji for all."

Ms Kumar said that as young Fijian leaders, the gathering was a clear indication that youths believe it was now time to talk and make peace happen in Fiji for the future generation.

"It is during the meeting that we were able to form a youth peace network.

"We are tired of living in a coup culture, where we have constant economic losses leading our generation to live in poverty, ethnic and religious tensions and violence," she said.

Ms Kumar said youth swere now paying the price of a conflict they played no part in.


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