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PM: Government Here To Deliver For Families

PM: Government Here To Deliver For Families
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama with guests, Government and Housing Authority officials and residents of the newly-opened Kalabu Housing Project on July 16, 2018. Photo: DEPTFO News
July 17
11:59 2018

Fijian families have been told that the Government will always listen to them, will always strive to serve them and always deliver for them, their communities and families.

This was the assurance by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama at the opening of the Kalabu Housing Project yesterday.

He assured the residents that his Government would be there to support them and their ambitions.

He encouraged residents to take pride in the new development and use the opportunity as a stepping stone to go on and build or buy homes of their own.

“Rest assured, if our future is left up to any other political party in Fiji no family would feel any of the immense benefits my Government is bringing to our nation,” Mr Bainimarama said.

“No promises would be delivered, no progress would be made, in fact we’d actually move backwards into the past and your dreams for yourselves and for your families would stand no chance of being realised.

“Thank God that isn’t the Fiji we know today.”

Budget debate

Mr Bainimarama encouraged every Fijian to read everything included in the Budget.

“What was less remarkable about this past week of Budget deliberations was that even four years in the Parliament, again we were all subjected to the same old tired and backwards criticism from the same old, tired and backwards-thinking members of the Opposition,” he said.

“The same political sniping and the same blatant hypocrisy. In the same breath they wrongly called this budget irresponsible, they demanded more money be spent across the board in ways that make no strategic sense for our economic growth and the wellbeing of our people.

“And then they went about selling the same lies to anyone who will listen and making the same absurd and expensive promises they can never hope or afford.”

But, despite all of that, Mr Bainimarama said they know who the real winners are from this budget.

He said it was the Fijian people and, “it is your families”.

“It is your victory we marked by passing this budget. You are the ones whose lives will continue getting better. And it is you who is set up to realise the greatest and widest range of opportunities ever at your disposal,” Mr Bainimarama said.

The project was allocated $1.5 million in the 2017-2018 National Budget.

Edited by Epineri Vula


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