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Need for more leaders

Repeka Nasiko
Thursday, March 13, 2014

THERE are hopes of more women being involved in politics in the general election in September.

While speaking at the International Women's Day celebrations in Lautoka last week, Fiji National University's Dr Ajantha Perera said it was important that women were equally represented in the new government.

"We all know that elections are coming up soon and I know that there are very few women that are currently in politics," she said.

"What I would like to see is that this time around there will be more women standing up to run for a position in government and to play a more important role in nation-building and that they understand the necessity for that."

She said throughout history many women had come forward to take their place in politics.

"This is something that should also be happening in Fiji because this country is so blessed and it needs good leaders to be at the top."

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