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Calls to introduce parliament program in all villages

Jone Kalouniviti
Monday, April 14, 2014

A DISTRICT in the Navosa highlands is calling for the promotion of the family parliament program in all villages.

Namataku representative to last Friday's Nadroga Navosa Provincial Council meeting, Sakenasa Bure, said two villages — Wauosi and Nasaucoko — have adopted the system and reported a great improvement in family relations.

The 50-year-old said the community policing initiative required family members to sit every evening at 7pm to discuss family issues.

He said as a result, family units have grown closer and are more respectful and sensitive to each other's needs.

He said this could well be the model to keep youths out of marijuana cultivation which has gripped the Navosa highlands for a long time.

The concept has already been adopted by seven villages in Nokonoko district in Nadroga.

Program manager Lagakali Uluiviti said the exam results recorded by students from these villages showed a marked improvement.

These villages have also recorded a marked drop in the crime rate.

Family parliament requires each family to sit together every evening for an hour and discuss pre-chosen topics and review the strengths and weaknesses of each member.








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