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Two-month ban works out well

Serafina Silaitoga
Monday, July 07, 2014

THE two-month ban on grog consumption in the district of Wainunu has paid off for the villagers.

Many have seen a difference to their daily chores and commitments to their families and the vanua labelling it as productive.

Tui Wainunu Ratu Orisi Baleitavea said the annual event of ban observed in June and July was a success.

He said it was introduced to help villagers realise the importance of their spiritual walk with God.

"When we realise this, it helps us improve our commitment to God, our families and tradition as well because it gives us a break from late nights of just drinking grog," he said.

"So many of our villagers have seen the difference not only in their lives but to the village projects and plans we have.

"With the high level of commitment, things are working out now for these village projects and people are making the changes."

Ratu Orisi said villagers had also increased family time because they don't spend more time drinking grog with friends.

"It is a positive move and we have practised this for the past decades."








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