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PM Bainimarama Warns Against False Promises from Misleading Politicians.

PM Bainimarama Warns Against False Promises from Misleading Politicians.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama inspects some booklets provided during the 2018 Government’s Road Show in Nawairuku, Nalawa, Ra, on July 18, 2018. Photo: Peni Komaisavai
July 20
11:00 2018

As the 2018 General Elections draws near, mislead­ing promises are likely to be made by campaigning politicians.

This was stressed by the Prime Minister Voreqe Baini­marama to the people of the Nalawa District in Ra, at the opening of the Nawairuku Government Road Show on Wednesday.

“In this election you can expect to hear a lot from the dif­ferent political parties and that is a very good thing, but remember, through all of that, to listen for the truth and to listen for the facts,” Mr Bainimarama said.

He said this was important because people needed to have the opportunity to hear everyone out and make their own decision.

“Some of you will remember, the years before my Govern­ment, politicians didn’t usually spend their time in rural parts of the country, it was all about Suva, the big urban areas, and the issues that impacted those with privilege, wealth, or those with the right parents or the right back­ground.”

Mr Bainimarama reiterated that this all changed when his Government took the lead and made their own special effort to not only raise the quality of life of Fijians in rural areas of Fiji, but to listen and directly intervene and solve decades of problems faced by many Fijians.

“You will remember the doomsday predictions from many politicians during the 2014 elections. Some said iTaukei land would be stripped away, that you would be robbed of your resources and that our culture would, somehow, be lost.

“Well, four years on, we have all seen quite clearly that none of that has actually happened and when those same politicians come again with the same lies and the same fear mongering, I know the Fijian people will see right through it, just as they did back in 2014.

“Remember your vote is your voice, and it is one of the greatest tools at your disposal in determining your future, and the future of those you care about.


“You must think carefully about who is the most capable of delivering for you and delivering for your families,”he added.

Edited by Losirene Lacanivalu


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