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Call to change lax attitude

Nanise Loanakadavu
Thursday, January 30, 2014

ITAUKEI people tend to be lax and are not serious about things around them.

These were words of the deputy permanent secretary for iTaukei Affairs, Colonel Apakuki Kurusiga, at the first iTaukei Affairs Board's conservation officers workshop in Suva on Tuesday.

Col. Kurusiga also urged village headmen to be active in mitigating the effects of climate change.

"We are really complacent," Col. Kurusiga said.

"Our response to climate change in Fiji is delayed although we have the resources to respond positively."

He said the roko tui and the village headmen played important roles in informing the people of their role in mitigating the impacts of climate change.

Col. Kurusiga said as far as conservation was concerned, the roko tui was the environmental officer while the headman worked with the villagers on how they could prepare themselves to mitigate and adapt these changes.

"We must educate rural communities on how these changes can impact them.

"We cannot stop developed countries from the products they use which result in these emissions. But we can only engage in the adaptation."

John Claussen of Packard Foundation said the level of capacity and talent in Fiji was better compared to other countries.

The foundation, which has been working in Fiji for the past 10 years, aims to improve the lives of children, families and communities to restore and protect the planet.

Roko Tui Tailevu Semi Saukawa said village headmen needed to pay more attention because they were aware of the issues and communicated with the people on a daily basis.








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