Minister for Youth and Sports – Laisenia Tuitubou, began a 6 day tour of the Eastern Division.
Tuitubou will visit Batiki, Nairai and Gau Island in the Lomaviti Group, before heading to Vanuavatu, Vatoa and Lakeba Island in the Lau Group.
During his visit he will hold discussions with youth groups in the respective islands, and will also inspect the works being carried out at the new sporting complex in Sawaieke in Gau.
In Vanuavatu, Tuitubou will officiate at the closing of an ‘Empowerment Training’ for the island youth.
A highlight of this trip is the awarding of the Duke of Edinburgh’s “International Award Bronze Certificates” to 10 students of Ratu Finau Secondary School, in Lakeba Lau.
Lakeba is the first island in the Eastern Division maritime islands, to achieve this internationally recognized Award.
Representatives from various Government agencies accompanied the Minister on this tour, and will follow up on services for the communities.