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Passionate about national issues

Atasa Moceituba
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

HE is patriotic and he will stand for his country for the benefit of all.

This is exactly what Josaia Nanuqa will do when the week-long Hibiscus Festival begins next month.

The Nawaimagi, Nadroga, lad is a second-year student at USP studying history and politics.

He is proud to be sponsored by Rentokil Initial.

"I'm an ambitious young gentleman and I like to set my goals and try my very best to achieve them," Mr Nanuqa said.

"I'm very patriotic. I will stand for my country, voicing my opinions and issues that involve our country and contribute to ways we can improve our society."

He said this would in turn contribute to a better nation.

Since last year, Mr Nanuqa told himself that he would participate in this year's Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus King contestant category.

When he learnt this year's theme was climate change, he decided to be part of the event because this was one of the issues he was passionate about.

This was an issue, he said, that not only affected his country but also the Pacific nations at large.

"It does not only constraint itself from affecting the environment but how it extends in affecting human lives."

Mr Nanuqa believes youths are the pillars of strength and that they are the ones who will look after the environment as the leaders of tomorrow.

"Therefore, I want to use this platform to encourage youths in sustaining our environment so that there are abundant resources to cater for our generations in future," Mr Nanuqa said.


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