Monthly Archives: August 2014

MIA new Secretary Took a Tour of BTC

MIA visits BTCThe Secretary of MIA, Tessie Lambourne, took a tour of the Betio Town Council (BTC) on 26 February to familiarize herself with the Council’s systems and meet the staff in person. She was accompanied by her Deputy, Tiene Tooki, and the Director of Local Government, Amina Uriam.
After being welcomed by the Mayor and members of his Executive Committee she was briefed on the roles, policies and activities of the Council. The Secretary had earlier made a similar call to TUC where she met the full Council.
Tessie first graduated from the University of Auckland, New Zealand in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts (Political Studies). In 2007, she graduated from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, with a Master of International Law and Politics with First Class Honours.

MIA’s Secretary Visits KiLGA

Following her visit to BTC (see other story), the new Secretary of MISA, Tessie Lambourne, called on the KiLGA’s office at the BTC HQs complex. The Secretary was warmly welcomed, and garSec MIAlanded, by KiLGA’s two officers. She shared common visions on the development of rural communities through the sound Government and Councils policies.

LMTA donates $1,000 for KiLGA’s Mayors’ GM

LMTADeveloping mutually-beneficial partnerships with the private sector is one of the aims of KiLGA, given the private sector’s important role in Local Economic Development.
LMTA, the company that specialises in land and sea transport, has come out with a donation of $1,000 to be used for the opening and closing functions of the KiLGA’s Mayors General Meeting.

CLGF and KiLGA sign Partnership Agreement

CLGFMarch 12 at BTC—CLGF’s continued support to KiLGA is again demonstrated with the signing of a partnership agreement by CLGF’s Finance Manager Mr Shailendra Prasad, and the Executive Officer of KiLGA, Mr. Rikiaua Takeke, at the KiLGA’s Office at the Betio Town Council HQs.

KiLGA Meets UN and ILO Officials

March 18—The KiriCAN’s NGO partners, that includes KiLGA, met with Julian Campbell, UN Statisticians and Sophia Kagan of ILO at the Live and Learn Office, Eita, to discuss a new project on Climate Change. The partners include AMAK, Live & Learn, BTC, TUC, Kiribati Children Campaigners Network, Tarawa Organic Farming Advantaging Association (TOFAA), and others.

TUC becomes third member of CLGF from Kiribati

TUCThe Teinainano Urban Council has become the third member of the CLGF from Kiribati after paying its subscription.
This is one of the Council’s activities contained in its Strategic Plan 2013-2016, that is bow being implemented.
The membership allows the TUC, among other things, to have access to the many resources and networks of CLGF.
The Mayor for TUC, Ruoikabuti Tioon (pictured), is the Deputy Chairman of KiLGA, which is also a member of CLGF.

Visit to the KiLGA office by Mayor from Nikunau

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The Mayor for Nikunau Cllr Barekiau Tiweri (pictured) visited KiLGA for discussions on various matters that include the construction of the Nikunau Council Court house and new airport terminal.

KiLGA Assists with the Establishment of KCCN

350February 27, 2014, is an important date for a group of Betio youth, known as the Kiribati Children Campaigners Network (KCCN), as it marks the date of their registration as an incorporated society (No. 005/14). KiLGA’s Finance & Admin Officer, Rae Bainteiti, was instrumental in the establishment of the KCCN and currently holds the position of Secretary of the Network.
Rae reported that the man objectives of the group, are to promote Children’s Rights through advocacy and campaigns; teach the members Survival Skills relating to Health, Water & Sanitation, Food and Nutrition, natural disasters, displacement and labour mobility as well as Climate Change.

KiLGA Meets with ILO to discuss Youth Employment

March 12, 2014—KiLGA’s Finance Officer, Rae Bainteiti met with Mr. Edward Bernard of the ILO at the Utirerei Motel in Ambo, as part of KiLGA’s advocacy with development partners to identify areas of support that ILO can offer to the Association for youth employment in Kiribati. A special meeting was organized by ILO on 16 M


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