‘Remain neutral’

Chiefly herald, Ro Dona Takalaiyale with Roko Tui Dreketi, Ro Teimumu Kepa during the opening of the Rewa Provincial Council meeting at Burebasaga village yesterday.Picture ATU RASEA

RESPCTIVE village headmen and district representatives in the province of Rewa were yesterday told not to participate in any political campaigns of any political party and to always practice impartiality. The remark was made by the Ministry of iTaukei Affairs deputy chief executive officer Josefa Toganivalu during the Rewa Provincial Council meeting at Burebasaga Village in Rewa.

Mr Toganivalu was responding to a question raised by the Dreketi district representative, Jimilai Wainibalagi. Mr Wainibalagi asked if village headmen and district representatives could take part in the political campaigns for any party.

In response, Mr Toganivalu said it was always important for village heads and district representatives to stay neutral.

“Our advice to village headmen and district reps is not to participate in any political campaigns,” he said.

“We should practise impartiality and be neutral, especially during upcoming political campaigns and that election is just around the corner.”

He said their main area of focus was on the responsibilities they held.

Ministry of iTaukei Affairs permanent secretary Naipote Katonitabua also urged the people of Rewa to exercise their rights to vote.

The meeting ends today.

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