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Your role in development

Salaseini Moceiwai
Thursday, April 17, 2014

IT is everyone's responsibility to play an active role in restoring a sustainable balance in the environment, social and economic activities.

In an interview after a Green Growth Framework seminar in Bua yesterday, Acting Commissioner Northern Alipate Bolalevu said people needed to understand the cost and benefits of a sustainable development.

Participants of the seminar were presented with a draft overview of the framework.

"The overview states that the establishment of the framework is to provide an opportunity in which government, NGOs, private sector, faith-based organisations, media, urban and the rural communities can identify the role they must play in order to restore balance in development that is sustainable," he said.

"We are trying to emphasise the need for everyone to take part in our move for sustainable development and with it comes the reduction of deforestation and increase in afforestation.

"Also, we are trying to inform people to embark on our go green initiative. We want people to leave everything green as we work towards preserving the environment. We don't want them to abuse the environment."

Mr Bolalevu said all government departments were informed of the initiative and would be required to support the good cause.

"The seminar was first conducted in Cakaudrove early this week before it moved to Macuata. Now, it is being conducted in Bua. This is just a consultation process and we hope to disseminate the overview of the framework to the people."

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