Fiji Time: 4:24 AM on Wednesday 7 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

New space to cater for growing numbers

Dawn Gibson
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

THE political party SODELPA opened its new branch in Suva yesterday.

In an interview, SODELPA leader the marama Roko Tui Dreketi Ro Teimumu Kepa said the old office had served them well for the past seven years, but they were forced to get a new one because of the recent expansion in party members.

"We found that it was just not catering for our requirements because we have so many people coming through and the various councils that have been set up according to the SODELPA Constitution," Ro Teimumu said.

"That is the women's council, the youth council and some of the other committees that are part of the administration of the whole party — we found that the office was just too small."

She said the party was particularly grateful to the Fiji Teachers Association for keeping the office space vacant for SODELPA's particular use.

"For that we are really grateful to the FTA because they kept this building available for us so from today (yesterday), we are paying rent for this building but all this time they've made it available for us to move in here.

"Mostly, the main structure (of SODELPA) will be here and the other constituencies will have their own offices because under the decrees, they have to establish their own offices in the other areas of Fiji, so this will be the main office," Ro Teimumu said.

She said because of financial constraints the party was facing, up to 99 per cent of their members were volunteers.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61410.5951
JPY 57.033254.0332
GBP 0.30900.3010
EUR 0.41900.4070
NZD 0.72780.6948
AUD 0.66430.6393
USD 0.47080.4538



Exchange Rate updated on 6th October 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Fisherman has whale of a day
  2. The murders and tragedies of Vatuwaqa
  3. Sex offenders top list, taxpayers foot $15,660 per day
  4. Royal haunting or bang on the head? Welsh see ghosts in Surrey
  5. Cyclone shift
  6. Fiji coach favourite to lead Sunwolves
  7. Naholo under injury cloud
  8. New taxi permits order stays
  9. Clan land for projects
  10. Onus on the State

Top Stories this Week

  1. Rugby outcry Monday (05 Oct)
  2. Tired Wales march on after holding off feisty Fiji Friday (02 Oct)
  3. Fisherman has whale of a day Tuesday (06 Oct)
  4. RWC 2015 ball hunters Wednesday (30 Sep)
  5. 13 seek refuge in Fiji Wednesday (30 Sep)
  6. English tutors in demand Wednesday (30 Sep)
  7. Man faces further charges of rape, indecent assault Friday (02 Oct)
  8. Botia up for Wales clash Thursday (01 Oct)
  9. Family robbed, fear for lives Monday (05 Oct)
  10. Escapee on the run Thursday (01 Oct)