SERUA iTaukei Beliefs, Values
PS iTaukei Affairs urges delegates to be wise in their voting decisions
Government yesterday sent a clear message at the Serua Provincial Council meeting that people should not have their traditional beliefs and values shaken by politicians.
This was the message by the Permanent Secretary for iTaukei Affairs, Savenaca Kaunisela, who was the chief guest at the one- day meeting.
He reminded chiefs and delegates that it was everyone’s role to vote for a good government to lead the nation tomorrow.
“There will be a lot of campaigning from political parties and they will try to persuade you into believing them,” Mr Kaunisela said. “Some will try to shake up our traditional beliefs and values.”
“You should vote for those who can lift the standard of living, a government that will contribute significantly to the economy, the one that upholds the Constitution and good and transparent leadership,” he added.
Meanwhile, Mr Kaunisela was accorded traditional ceremonies of welcome when he arrived in the morning. Also present at the meeting was the Vunivalu of Serua, Ratu Peni Latianara.
The provincial administrator – Serua, Iakobo Waqainadrola, said $1.8million had so far been used in the province of which $814,052 was spent on Serua district, $285,051.49 on Deuba, $103,778.39 on Batiwai and Nuku had $626,477 to its name.