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District youths concerned at development neglect

Luke Rawalai
Monday, April 21, 2014

YOUNG people in Lekutu district feel they have been forgotten by the Ministry of Youth and left to fend for their own without any assistance.

Speaking during the recent district meeting on the island of Tavea, Namuavoivoi youth Semi Ratucala said it was a concern how youths in the district were left unassisted by the Youth Ministry.

Mr Ratucala said they were often disheartened to hear of how the ministry was assisting youths in other rural districts with agricultural and other forms of income-generating projects.

He told members of the district meeting that youths also needed similar assistance.

"Their needs and ours do not differ a lot and the problems that they face is the same as ours," he said.

"Youths in the rural areas of Lekutu need regular awareness campaigns and educational workshops in order to assist them get a footing in this changing money oriented society we live in."

Responding to the concerns, roko tui Bua Rupeni Kunaturaga acknowledged that youths in the whole province of Bua had been neglected by the ministry.

"Our youth groups have been dormant and it is high time our youths are revived and strengthened to become better citizens of this country," he said.

Mr Kunaturaga said he would liaise with the ministry regarding the issue.

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