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Women MP’s on study tour to NZ this week

February 17, 2019 3:02 pm

Eight women Members of Parliament will leave our shores for a week-long study tour in New Zealand.

This is part of efforts to further boost their knowledge on Parliamentary procedures.

In briefing the women MPs, New Zealand Deputy High Commissioner to Fiji Halia Haddad says the highlight of the trip would be the engagement between NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Arden with the women MPs.

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Stating that Arden is excited to meeting Fijian MPs from Monday.

The women MPs are Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Local Government, Housing and Community Development Premila Kumar,

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa, Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Rosy Akbar,

Assistant Minister for iTaukei Affairs Selai Adimaitoga, Opposition MPs Ro Teimumu Kepa, Adi Litia Qionibaravi, Salote Radrodro, and SODELPA Whip Lynda Tabuya.

The study tour will feature workshops on effective use of traditional and social media, capacity-building, advocacy, and effective party responsibilities, to name a few.

The women MPs are also expected to meet with Fiji’s High Commissioner to New Zealand Filimoni Waqabaca and his team.

They are also expected to visit the Wellington Parliament, Christchurch and Auckland.

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