Fiji Time: 8:02 PM on Wednesday 1 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. PM snaps back
  2. Parents outraged
  3. Fatal fall for nuts
  4. Fijians aim for Japan 7s title defence in Tokyo
  5. Capital on show
  6. Watch over nurse as ministry wraps up inquiry
  7. Security company plan for former police group
  8. $73 tonne misinterpreted
  9. National pageant to select Miss Fiji
  10. First step for State, unions

Top Stories this Week

  1. INQUIRY: Baby given wrong injection Friday (27 Mar)
  2. A star is born Tuesday (31 Mar)
  3. HK 7s risk Thursday (26 Mar)
  4. Champions Monday (30 Mar)
  5. Road accidents claim five lives over the weekend Monday (30 Mar)
  6. $8k fortnightly income Thursday (26 Mar)
  7. 'Ruthless' Sunday (29 Mar)
  8. Strong start Friday (27 Mar)
  9. Players share winning prize Tuesday (31 Mar)
  10. Key to new home Thursday (26 Mar)