57-year old Temalesi Sokula was one of the few women that grasped the opportunity to learn about Parliament during the ‘Parliament Bus’ Outreach programme at Waivou village in Rewa last night.
The objective of the programme was to educate villagers about the roles and works of Parliament and how they can be actively involved.
“This is the first time I’ve ever come across a Parliament programme as such. I heard the ‘Turaga-ni-koro’ announcing the visit and I made it a point to be present.
“The issues were clearly discussed and a lot of things that were not clear have been explained properly by the Parliament officers.
“A lot of things we just watched on television and read in the newspapers but to have a team come down to us is valued by the villagers,” Ms Sokula said.
Men and children were also present to hear first-hand information about Parliament and collect educational materials that were on display.
Meanwhile, Civic Education Officer Iliesa Raiduduva while presenting, emphasized that it was important for everyone to understand what happens inside Parliament.
“Parliament belongs to everyone. It’s important to understand the works of Parliament and the roles of Members of Parliament and to participate in the process” said Mr Raiduduva.
The ‘Parliament Bus’ programme recently returned from Macuata province and also visited Nasautoka village last week.
The team will be visiting schools and villages in the Cakaudrove province later this month.
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