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Tailevu Delegates Must Know Truth First To Be Effective

Tailevu Delegates Must Know Truth First To Be Effective
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.
April 27
11:00 2018

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama spoke candidly to his people as a true son of Tailevu Province at Nakelo yesterday.

He spoke with passion, knowing that there are forces out there who want to discredit him despite the progress the country has made under his leadership in terms of national developments.

Members of the Tailevu Provincial Council, who are in the frontline of developments in their province, were reminded of the importance of their role in this respect.

He spoke generally about his concerns of lies being spread on Facebook about iTaukei land and rights. His simple message to the Tailevu people is an assurance that their land is safe.

Unfortunately, there are people in the Opposition camps who refuse to accept the truth and continue using land as a political tool to try to influence the people to believe their propaganda. Some of the social media postings come from Tailevu people whose political leanings are well known.

The issue that confront us all whether we come from Tailevu, Naitasiri, Rewa, Ba, Cakaudrove or Lau, is how we call all make use of the resources that we have to progress in an environment of peace and stability.

Tailevu is endowed with land, its resources, sea and rivers.

As council delegates sit today to discuss the affairs of the province, they need to speak up, speak the truth and reject lies, just as Mr Bainimarama said. They should put aside their political differences and go for resolutions that will benefit people who live in the province.

While it is important that the lies about land must be corrected and people are told the truth, it unfortunately takes time and energy.

This is the time when the provincial council needs to capitalise on the opportunities provided by the Government to empower its people.

Its delegates must keep themselves well informed and relay messages to the people they represent with facts and figures.

There will be politicians who will try and mislead them. The delegates must, as part of their responsibility, must verify information they are given, to establish the truth and expose lies in the interest of their people.

The success of any programme depends on the people getting accurate information. When they are well informed they can make wise and sound decisions.

What happens in Tailevu will also impact other provinces because we are all connected.

So it is important for the delegates to know the truth first before they can go out and effectively serve their people.

NEMANI DELAIBATIKI

Feedback:  nemani.delaibatiki@fijisun.com.fj

 

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