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Confident of positive change

Litia Vulaidausiga
Thursday, August 14, 2014

NINE years after standing at Jerusalem's famed Wailing Wall, making a poignant plea to be part of a political party, Lekima Lawenitoakula's aspirations bore fruit after being named among the People's Democratic Party's third batch of candidates.

The former military officer is from Narewa Village in Rakiraki, Ra, and although lacking experience in the public sphere, he put his hand up for the PDP because he is confident of positive change.

"I am confident of getting good support from the people of Ra and I want to uplift the poor status of this province" he said.

"I am pleased with my selection, its been nine years since I stood at that Wall but I honestly, 100 per cent, believe that we can bring about change. I am not worried that the PDP is new, as along as we have transparency and good governance."

If elected into parliament, he said the reinstatement of the Great Council of Chiefs would be his priority.

He retired from the military while in Lebanon and went on to work for a Jewish catering company in Jerusalem, where he learnt to speak, write and teach Hebrew in 1998.

The father of five is pursuing studies in leadership, governance and human rights at the University of the South Pacific.








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