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Maharaj Makes It To Parliament

September 23
10:59 2014

Alvick Avhikrit Maharaj is one of those lucky men who have learned from past struggles and is making a difference for the sake of the future generation.

Growing up in Bulileka, Labasa and now living in Nausori, Mr Maharaj is one of the successful FijiFirst candidates. He runs two pharmacies, the Good Health Care Pharmacy in Nasese and the Madison Pharmacy in Suva.

Alvick Avhikrit Maharaj

Alvick Avhikrit Maharaj

“I strongly believe that we need to be focused and determined in life and time management plays a very critical role.” Mr Maharaj said he mostly campaigned in Labasa because he knew there were a lot of difficulties from where he came from.

“There are always problems with the water and power supply and such difficulties are being faced by many in this country and I believe we all can help in many ways to address these issues from our community.”

Mr Maharaj said he came to Suva in 2001 and studied pharmacy at the Fiji School of Medicine, now known as the Fiji National University’s College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

“My father used to work as a service man at the Public Works Department and he used to earn $123.”

He said he came from a poor background, there were six members in the family and he was the youngest of four siblings.

“I started my pharmacy in 2009 with only $500 and I knew my hard work will definitely pay off because I was ambitious and determined in life.”

Mr Maharaj said one of his mentors was Dr Virgilio De Asa who had guided him in making important decisions.

“No one in my family has ever made it into parliament and I’m really happy and excited to be part of this.”

He said the reason he applied for FijiFirst was because he was truly inspired by the Minister for Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Jiko Luveni.

“I have seen her hard work and determination and I was very impressed with the work she was doing for the people of Fiji.”

He said he believed that much more could be done to improve infrastructure, economic growth and land issues.




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