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Colo-i-Suva seniors learn about Parliament

Friday, February 02, 2018

Update: 12:39PM SENIOR citizens at Colo-i-Suva have a better understanding of parliamentary proceedings they earlier did not know enough about.

This is according to the Fiji Parliament office that conducted a 'Meet the Speaker' program in the area this week.

In a statement about the program, the Fiji Parliament office stated women asked speaker Dr Jiko Luveni about the use of the word "Order" during Parliament sittings.

Speaking on behalf of the women in the iTaukei language, 78-year-old Ilisapeci Kobiti said most of them wondered why the speaker used the word when they watched the live Parliament sittings on television. Mrs Kobiti was quoted saying there were a lot of things about the speaker's role most of them knew little about.

Dr Luveni explained to the villagers the rules used in Parliament and also shared ways on how Fijians could actively engage in the works of Parliament. 

In the same statement, village headman Joseva Ravia said they were grateful for the time taken to visit and enlighten them about the roles and functions of Parliament, its works and how they could better engage with its members.

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