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Youths concerns

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Saturday, July 26, 2014

UNEMPLOYMENT, high punt costs and fear were some of the main issues highlighted by the youths of Kadavu during the Social Democratic Liberal Party traditional vanua visit this week.

The issues were raised by two youths to party executives and former prime minister Laisenia Qarase, party leader Ro Teimumu Kepa and a few other officials.

Nailoroloro Nagatalevu, 27 of Tavuki and Tomasi Kaua, 40 of Solodamu stated though they appreciated developments being done by the government, they remained in an environment of fear, especially for youths.

Party officials heard that most youths who were well educated had returned to their villages because of the high cost of living in cities and towns.

They said most youths in Kadavu were either farmers, fishermen or engaged in other forms of subsistence farming.

"One of the biggest revenue earners for us is to run private punts as business," Mr Nagatalevu said.








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