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NATIONAL PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON DRAFT VOLATILE SUBSTANCE ABUSE DECREE
The National Substance Abuse Advisory Council (NSAAC) a statutory body under the Ministry of Education will be

conducting a Public Consultation on the Draft Volatile Substance Abuse Decree for the general public, members of

the Retailers Association, Civil Societies, Faith Based Organisations, Rural Advisory Councilor’s, Roko Tui’s

and other Provincial Administrators.

This decree has been formulated due to the growing concerns by the Ministry of Education, School Principals and

Head Teachers as well as the Police on the abuse of Volatile Substances by school children.

The main objectives of the decree is to provide a legal framework for the:

· Prevention of volatile substance abuse; and
· the protection of children from harm resulting from volatile substance abuse
The itinerary for the Public consultation is as follows;

Towns

Dates

Time Frame

Venues

 

Labasa

01stAugust, 2013

Thursday

9am-1pm

2pm-5pm

Labasa Civic Auditorium

 

Savusavu

02nd August, 2013

Friday

9am-1pm

2pm-5pm

Hot Springs Hotel

 

Taveuni

05thAugust, 2013

Monday

9am-12pm

2pm-7pm

Cakaudrove Provincial Meeting House,

 

Suva

09th August, 2013

Friday

8am-7pm

JJ’s on the Park

Ground Floor

 

Rakiraki

12th August, 2013

Monday

8am-4.30pm

Shiu Raj Building

 

Ba

13th August, 2013

Tuesday

8am-4.30pm

Ba Town Hall

 

Lautoka

14th August, 2013

Wednesday

9am-12pm

4pm-7pm

Lautoka Coronation Hall

 

Nadi

15th August, 2013

Thursday

9am-12pm

4pm-7pm

Nadi Civic Centre

 

Sigatoka

16th August, 2013

Friday

8am-4.30pm

Nadroga/Navosa Provincial House

 

Lami

19th August,2013

9am-7pm

Lami Parish Hall

 

Korovou

21stAugust, 2013

Wednesday

8am – 4.30pm

Tailevu North College  Hall

 

Nausori

22ndAugust, 2013

Thursday

9am-12pm

4pm-7pm

Vunimono Community Hall

 

Nasinu

23rdAugust, 2013

Friday

9am-12pm

4pm-7pm

Council Chamber

 

Navua

27th August, 2013

8am-4.30pm

Serua Provincial Office

 

Levuka

29th August, 2013

Thursday

8am-4.30pm

Levuka Town Hall

 

 

 

 

For Individual or group submissions / comments about the Decree can be forwarded to the NSAAC council email

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Or for further inquires and information please contact the NSAAC office on 3394-144 /

3394-180 / 7734-180.

The closing date for all comments and submissions is 30th September, 2013.

Mr. Misaele Driubalavu

Director National Substance Abuse Advisory Council