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Historical moment for Navolau villagers

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Update: 5:43PM VILLAGERS of Navolau village in Ra marked yesterday as a historical event after Speaker of Parliament Dr Jiko Luveni visited their homes to hold educational talks on how the Parliament system in Fiji works.

Turaga ni Yavusa  Delai Ratu Manoa Seru said the villagers were overwhelmed that the Speaker left her high office to visit the rural dwellers to experience first-hand what they go through every day, and more importantly, to explain about her role as Speaker of Parliament and that of Members of Parliament. 

"For the program today, I was one of the many that had reservations when the Speaker was chosen by the Government to take up the position, knowing fully well that she will always side with the Government," he said.

"But after her explanation today, I now understand that she has rules to abide by and we are so grateful for her performance thus far. Our students are also fortunate to be present today to hear from the Speaker."

While speaking to the villagers, Dr Jiko explained her role in Parliament, the attire she wears, the decisions she makes and how the villagers can connect with Parliament.

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