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Distance fails to deter manager

Luke Rawalai
Friday, September 05, 2014

DESPITE the long distance from home, Harry Smith was determined to be the first voter at Ucunivatu Primary School in Cakaudrove.

Yesterday, the 64-year-old resort manager was overjoyed because he had always prayed for the election.

And when he heard news of the election, he organised a clean-up program in the school compound to prepare for the polls.

Being the first person to cast his vote Mr Smith said he was happy to be part of this year's election and that he was proud to have a hand in the selection of a government.

He was among voters from Sau Bay, Navodo, Waivia, Navutu, Natena and Iviloa that turned up at the polling station.

Mr Smith said most of the people in the area were out of Ucunivatu attending to their businesses.





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