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Need for collective discussion

Nasik Swami
Friday, May 30, 2014

SODELPA says the chiefs in the country need to have collective discussions on issues affecting their provinces.

Party leader Roko Tui Dreketi Ro Teimumu Kepa said following her visits to various provinces around the country, she noticed that the absence of the Great Council of Chiefs was felt hard.

"We went to see the chiefs to seek authorisation from them for their own people to be able to campaign in their vanua," Ro Teimumu said.

She said the chiefs needed forums to table the issues they faced.

"The Great Council of Chiefs used to have meetings until it was abolished and since 2007, there has been no chance for these chiefs to be able to meet where they have common interest. And these common interests are economic, social, education and spiritual."

Ro Teimumu said the opportunity to be part of forums collectively had been denied to them.








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