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Youth stakeholders meet for maritime forum

Youth groups from the Eastern Division met today at a Stakeholders Forum to discuss issues and share ideas on development in the maritime areas. The two-day forum is organised by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, and is an extension of the National Youth and Sports Conference held last week. Permanent Secretary at Ministry of Youth and […]

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September 29, 2015 10:29 am

Youth groups from the Eastern Division met today at a Stakeholders Forum to discuss issues and share ideas on development in the maritime areas.

Tevita of Mudu Village on Koro Island raises queries on the services of the Ministry of Youth and Sports during the Eastern Division Stakeholders Forum in Suva today.  Photo: DEPTFO.
Tevita of Mudu Village on Koro Island raises queries on the services of the Ministry of Youth and Sports during the Eastern Division Stakeholders Forum in Suva today. Photo: DEPTFO.

The two-day forum is organised by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, and is an extension of the National Youth and Sports Conference held last week.

Permanent Secretary at Ministry of Youth and Sports, Mr. Josefa Sania said:

We saw it fit to conduct this workshop soon after the conclusion of the National Youth and Sports Conference as the difficulty in accessing you, the young people of the Eastern Division, was one of the main reasons we held this forum in close proximity with the recently concluded conference.

The 400 youth participants have also noted during the NYSC 2015 with satisfaction the efforts taken by all actors in implementing the priority areas of the Suva Declaration on Youth and the National Youth Policy by acknowledging and recognizing the significant contribution of young people towards national development; the vibrant diversity of young people in Fiji and the importance of creating a conducive environment that enables positive youth development in Fiji.

Mr Sania is hopeful that after the forum, challenges faced by youths in maritime provinces and how best they could access the ministry’s services, would be addressed.

I urge all youths in the maritime islands to fully utilize the abundant resources available at your disposal. Use these resources in such a way that will ensure your future generations are also able to experience its abundance.

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