Late speaker transformed the political arena: Seruiratu
February 11, 2019 4:34 pm
The late parliament speaker Dr Jiko Luveni
The late parliament speaker Dr Jiko Luveni transformed the Fijian political arena – setting the stage and challenging the women of Fiji.
Speaking in parliament today, Government MP Inia Seruiratu says the late speaker pushed the frontiers of women in leadership and paved the way for others to follow in her footsteps.
Seruiratu says Dr Luveni was a pioneering female in many areas in her professional and public life.
“The late madam speaker has demonstrated through her life and work and indeed her leadership that the social norms of the past can and will change. She along with distinguished women of our age are role models and sources of inspiration to the younger generation within our nation and across the Pacific.”
The Minister also highlighted that the late speaker used her platform to ensure Fijians around the country knew about the roles of parliament including its processes and proceedings.