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Women turnout pleases execs

Litia Vulaidausiga
Monday, July 28, 2014

With the momentum picking up and the election date drawing closer, the National Federation Party says the increasing turnout of women at its campaign meetings indicate the openness of their issues.

NFP executive Faizal Koya said his party would continue to and adamantly recognise the contribution of women.

"We know that statistically, 50 per cent of women are registered to vote," he noted.

Party executives led another series of campaign meets in the Western Division over the week and were present at Navo, outside Nadi on Friday evening.

Women in attendance were reminded of the critical role many held in the daily management of their families and the weight their vote would have in choosing a party in their best interests.

"The womenfolk are the ones who run their homes and domestically find that they have to think twice about getting grocery items they could comfortably purchase a few years ago."

Mr Koya also commended the growing interest from youths at their campaign meets, saying youths hadn't really experienced what democracy was as most were still in primary and secondary school in the past seven years.

"A good percentage of them have now come of age to vote and this is their experience and we are giving them the opportunity to think and not just quickly make a decision.

"We are giving them the opportunity to consider reading the manifestos of all parties and making them understand that the priority of our party is making sure they are the future."

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