BY ALFRED PAGEPITU
NORTH Vella la Vella MPA Jane Tozaka has decided not to contest this year’s provincial election in the Western province.
Mrs Tozaka has been the provincial minister for health & medical services and MPA for ward 10, Iriqila.
Speaking on her shock decision not to recontest, she said, “My people in Ward 10 are not happy because they know that they will miss my never ending support.
“My exit from this highest authority in the provincial government will leave a gap for my people in Ward 10.
“I only hope and pray that my successor will continue fill in that gap as this is a farewell for me as I am not an intending candidate to contest.
Tozaka expected those who are contesting the Ward 10 seat to deliver what the people want.
She also thanked colleague MPAs from the outgoing assembly for their respect and cooperation in the last four years.
She thanks the people of Ward 10 for the trust and belief they have bestowed on her, saying that although she is leaving the political arena, she will still be actively involved in women’s groups and community groups and activities.
She cites planning to spend more time with the women’s group, the Jorio Java Dovele Women Association (JJDWA).
Four intending candidates will contest next week for the Ward 10 seat; Mr Rex Sebela, Mr Lepese Paul, Mrs Loisi Ziru and Mr Alista Porebangara.