SODELPA holds youth AGM

Participants during the SODELPA Youth annual general meeting at the Wesley City Mission Church hall in Suva on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

YOUTH participation is essential for a healthy democracy.

This was highlighted by Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) spokesperson for youth and sports Simione Rasova while addressing the party’s youth forum yesterday.

“Let us acknowledge the strings of achievements the youth have made in sports, arts and innovation, commerce, agriculture and service industries as professionals,” he said.

Mr Rasova said the interests and aspirations of youths in Fiji were endangered by the existing political climate, legal and constitutional order.

He said political commitment and success came from sacrifice, hard work and the sheer belief in the ideologies and principles that one stood with throughout his or her life. “We must be proud to be the chosen ones.”

SODELPA general secretary Adi Litia Qionibaravi said youths were an important arm of the party.

She thanked them for their support in the last general elections, saying the party relied on them to raise awareness and recruit people of their age group into the party.

Adi Litia also encouraged youths to remain united among themselves and rally behind the party leadership.

“Unity is very important in the party,” she said.

Meanwhile, Jope Koroisavou has been re-elected to be the SODELPA youth wing president. Other elected office bearers at the SODELPA Youth AGM: Vice President: Amoni TK Dalia (Suva/Lau) Vice President: Iliana Sigadrodro (Nasinu/Ba) Secretary: Samuela Savu (Nasinu/Vanuabalavu) Assistant Secretary: Josefa Ravoka (Suva/Tailevu) Treasurer: Senirosi Temo (Nasinu/Lau) Assistant Treasurer: Wainiu Tabai (Tailevu South)

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