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Children Priority For Govt: PM

Children Priority For Govt: PM
Students of Galoa Island Primary School in Bua with the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama on July 3, 2018. Photo: Nacanieli Tuilevuka
July 04
10:00 2018

The FijiFirst Government will not put children’s lives at risk says Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.

Mr Bainimarama made this known when he announced that a new infant school, Year One to Year Four and a Kindergarten would be built on Yaqaga Island, Lekutu, in Bua.

During a talanoa session, he said children travelling in fear from Yaqaga to Galoa Island daily would be a worry of the past.

“Each community in Fiji is unique, and each faces a unique set of challenges. Only you are able to speak to those challenges in a way that leads to change. And it is during the talanoa session when villagers speak of the needs of students at Galoa Village.”

The Prime Minister said his Government was interested in investing to nurture the children of tomorrow.

“This is why I am so passionate about making long-term investments in Fiji’s future generations, whether it’s fighting to combat climate change on the global stage or providing free primary education to all Fijian students,” Mr Bainimarama said.

“This is evident in the 2018-2019 National Budget announcement with the Ministry of Education receiving the largest allocation. It is why, through scholarships and our TELS programme, that my Government is opening doors to tertiary education to new generations who would have found it out of reach.

“It is this vision, this forward-focus, that drives us to invest so heavily in infrastructure, and it is why we are dedicated to nurturing innovative and exciting industries.

“Because whether we are preparing for a changing economy or a changing climate, the new Fiji is built not only to last, but to flourish. Together, united like never before, we are building the Fiji of tomorrow, today.”

He said under the FijiFirst Government, a promise made was a promise delivered.

“You’ve seen the progress that has been achieved, the record prosperity that we are committed to sharing with each and every Fijian man, woman, and child throughout our great nation,” Mr Bainimarama said.

“But, this is part of a much bigger story that we are taking part in—because when we say that we’re building back bigger and better than ever. Step by step, we are creating a brighter future for all Fijians.

“Let today stand as proof. My Government’s talanoa sessions lead to action.

“When I head back home to Suva, or on to my next stop, the conversations that I have with ordinary Fijians like you stay with me long after I’ve left,” he said.

Mr Bainimarama said the record of achievement Fiji has accomplished under his leadership stands on its own.

“As we enter into our ninth straight year of economic growth, the signs of that growth are all around us. My Government has proven the ability to steer the Fijian economy through uncharted waters to accomplish unprecedented success.

“And as I have spoken at length today about delivered promises, I can offer you one more before I leave, by continuing under my leadership, the best days for Fiji are yet to come,” he added.

The Prime Minister will be opening the Legal Aid Commission office in Savusavu, today. Edited by Percy Kean

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