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Plan to include ban on kava consumption

Mere Naleba
Thursday, April 03, 2014

VILLAGES in the Lau Group and the Eastern Division have been encouraged to draw up a five-year development plan which will include the ban of kava consumption in villages from Monday to Friday.

Speaking to villagers of Vanuavatu, Komo, Namuka and Ogea, Commissioner Eastern Netani Rika encouraged the people to avoid excessive kava drinking and start working on small village income-generating projects.

He said it was important to understand that excessive consumption of kava led to poor performance and was a major contributing factor to poverty.

He said it had been noticed that kava was consumed regularly in villages and had caused a lot of problems in terms of developments for the iTaukei people.

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