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Villagers confused

Felix Chaudhary
Thursday, September 04, 2014

VILLAGERS in an area in rural Ba say they are confused about the pre-polling exercise.

Some were of the view that pre-polling was a mock exercise — a trial run for the September 17 election. Some even asked if they would have to vote twice — once at pre-polling and again on September 17.

A team from this newspaper came upon the villagers while travelling to Navala where a pre-polling centre was set up.

Youths who turned up said they had made a commitment to vote.

Petero Masia said all the youths in the village and surrounding areas were excited. "We are going to have a say in who will be the next government," the 20-year-old farmer said.

"We really need youth development in Navala.

"We need farming implements, equipment and advice because that is the only form of employment for many of us."

Mr Masia said politics had been a hot topic in youth meetings in the lead up to the pre-polling at the village yesterday.

"We were too young to vote in the last elections but this time we are right in the middle of it and it is exciting for us young people."








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