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Council prepares youths

Jone Kalouniviti
Friday, April 04, 2014

THE reduction of the voting age to 18 years is something people in each family must recognise and address, says Nadroga/Navosa Youth Provincial Council president Semi Tanikeli.

"We must ensure each youth will cast his or her vote knowledgeably," said Mr Tanikeli.

The council is seeking assistance to conduct elections awareness programs in the 22 districts targeting those within the 18 to 25 years age group.

"We are targeting this age group because they are the vulnerable ones who could be swayed easily by what politicians say at public rallies."

He said parents, who were of age and had experience, should also discuss with their children their voting rights and be responsible citizens.

"The council will in the next two months travel throughout the 22 tikina to do awareness programs for youths to get them ready for the elections."





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