Rotuma

Rotuma still facing leadership and governance challenges

Access to relevant and timely information on laws and policies related to the Rotuman community was one of the common issues faced by the island population. The remark was made earlier this week by the President Joji Konrote at the launch of the United Nations Development Report titled “Leadership Training and Dialogue for Chiefs, Community Leaders […]

Serelisoni Moceica

August 7, 2016 7:02 am

Access to relevant and timely information on laws and policies related to the Rotuman community was one of the common issues faced by the island population.

The President also participated during the capacity building exercise in Rotuma in 2014.
The President also participated in the capacity building exercise in Rotuma in 2014.

The remark was made earlier this week by the President Joji Konrote at the launch of the United Nations Development Report titled “Leadership Training and Dialogue for Chiefs, Community Leaders and Youths in Rotuma”.

The President said that cross-generational dialogue for chiefs and community leaders facilitated by the UNDP team identified issues that were also faced by other rural communities in the country.

KONROTE: “The challenges of leadership, governance, social cohesion and gender and age inclusive, among others, are more or less the same throughout rural communities.”

He added that urban drift, climate change and deteriorating infrastructure were also critical issues to address.

The President acknowledged the contributions of women representatives and youth leaders who were part of the capacity building initiative.

KONROTE: “This capacity building initiative on leadership for the District Chiefs of Rotuma, including women and youth leaders, was the first opportunity for many of the participants, in particular for the women and young people to be part of a learning event with their traditional leaders.”

The Report was launched yesterday at the University of the South Pacific’s Oceania Centre.

The President was also actively involved in the project on his home island during his term as the Minister of Labour, Employment and Industrial Relations in 2014.

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