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Youth issues

Litia Vulaidausiga
Wednesday, September 03, 2014

AS the first day of pre-polling begins in some parts of the country today, the Lautoka District Youth Council has made a poignant call for politicians to focus more on youth issues.

Council president Ratu Viliame Naulivou said election candidates should avoid centering their platform on a single or series of initiatives or new content, but consider more input from youths.

"Consider how much impact you can have on your community if you focus on a platform rooted in engaging Fijian teenagers, building relationships and putting these before programs and content," he said.

With the voting age lowered to 18 from 21, youths make up a significant percentage of those casting their votes, and this includes first-time voters.








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