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Youths urged to be counted

Jone Kalouniviti
Thursday, April 03, 2014

NEWLY-elected president of the Ba Provincial Youth Association, Jone Baravilala Rasi, 32, is urging youths to stand up and be counted in the upcoming elections.

Mr Rasi, who hails from Matawalu Village, is also calling on business houses and NGOs to help fund the dissemination of information to help youths make the right decision during election time.

"Our hope is that all youths will make the right decision when it comes to elections and not be fooled by any politician because we must all understand this important path of our transition back to democracy," said Mr Rasi.

"So we now have plans in the pipeline to conduct awareness programs in the hinterlands of Ba and also maritime areas in Yasawas for the youths of Ba."

Mr Rasi said in terms of the population spread, Ba had the largest number of youths in the Western Division.

He said they were c working with the UNDP on awareness programs in the province.

"We have a working group of 19 youth workers, 10 of whom make up the executive committee while the others are our youth officers.

"These are all volunteers and we ask if business houses or donors can help us with our outreach awareness campaign to get youths ready for the elections."

Mr Rasi said the geographical layout of the province from the interior to the maritime areas would be their greatest challenge.

He said many a times, youths were oblivious to elections.

"We must elect those who will address our socio-economic problems, a lot of which impacts on youths.

"For instance, our unemployment rate is high and teenage pregnancies keep increasing."

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