“Government is committed towards the well being and protection of all Fijians.”

These were the words of Adi Selai Adimaitoga while officially opening the 2019 Lau Provincial Council Meeting in Tubou on the island of Lakeba in Lau.

Adi Selai said Government’s 5-20 years National Development Plan is the way forward.

“We need to have a lot of meetings with your vanua and your families and ensure all your plans are in line with the Government’s NDP.

“Leadership is important, and a strong leader means a strong family and strong vanua, that is why we believe, the leader plays an important role.”

Adi Selai today in the absence of the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama was accorded a full traditional welcome ceremony by the vanua o Vuanirewa.

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Today also saw the presentation of the best and most finest harvest of yams and womens handicrafts.

There were also entertainment from local school children and villagers.