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Education Ministry acquires land for Girmit Museum

May 17, 2019 12:49 pm
Education Minister Rosy Akbar [Source: Fijian Parliament]

The expression of Interest has been called for the availability of land in an effort to establish a Girmit Museum.

This comes after strong consideration was raised on the importance of upholding and preserving the traditional culture of the Girmitiya’s.

Education Minister Rosy Akbar says they should be able to move forward with the project estimated to cost around $200,000 once land details are finalized.

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Akbar says the project is important as it will keep all the traditional artefacts and histories of the Girmitiya’s not only for the locals but also for international audiences as well.

“I strongly believe that we need to preserve our heritage whether its Girmitiya’s or groups that have made an impact on Fiji’s history and contributed to the socio-economic development of our community so the overall plan and the design work we haven’t finalize that.”

Akbar has also admitted that many young generations don’t know much about their history.

The Minister believes this project will greatly benefit them.

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