Twenty-four (24) chiefs from the Naitasiri province received their certificates at Draiba in Suva today after successfully completing a 6-week long ‘Vuli ni Sausavou’ training.
The program held at the Nadave Centre for Appropriate Technology and Development, organised by the Ministry of iTaukei Affairs, aims to equip young chiefs from various provinces with essential skills in traditional leadership and good governance.
Addressing the graduates Minister for iTaukei Affairs Ifereimi Vasu underscored the significance of their roles as traditional leaders and how this training would enhance their capabilities in effectively governing their province.
“This training prepares you for the future and enhances your important role as traditional leaders,” Vasu said.
“Good leadership,” he said, “is the key to bringing about prosperity and uplifting the standard of living.”
He urged the graduates to be proactive in driving change, adding, “It’s time to change and be the change. With the rise in the cost of living and hardships, this training will help to subsidise income in your villages and your yasana.”
Naitasiri marks the seventh province where this training has been conducted following Tailevu, Namosi, Serua, Ba, and Nadroga/Navosa.