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Family Wants Govt Initiatives to Continue

Family Wants Govt Initiatives to Continue
Mereoni Tinanivucu selling mangoes in Suva on October 11, 2018 Photo: Swashna Chand
October 12
11:00 2018

Market vendor, Mereoni Ti­nanivucu, wants Govern­ment initiatives to con­tinue for the sake of many families struggling to make ends meet.

The mother of seven is among those who want the continuation of the initiatives such as free edu­cation and free bus fare for school children after the General Election on November 14.

“These free initiatives have been a tremendous help to my family because I have seven children who require education and travel by bus everyday,” Ms Tinanivucu said.

“I would not have been able to af­ford that on my own

“I have been a market vendor for many years now and I’m happy with the amazing work the Government has done for all the people of Fiji.”

The 40- year-old said not having a permanent house had become very difficult for her.


Ms Tinanivucu and her children reside at a friend’s house in New­town.

“I was chased out from my sister’s house,” she said.

“I have many children and the money I get at the end of the week by selling vegetables is not enough to cater for us.”

Ms Tinanivucu said that she could not afford rent because it was high beyond her capability.

“I want the future Government to at least provide my family with a house so that we don’t have to move around from house-to-house,” Ms Ti­nanivucu said.

“I likes the way the country is be­ing administered by the FijiFirst Government.

“I have been a market vendor for many years now, but never experi­enced or seen anything bad happen­ing from the time this Government has come into power.”

Edited by Percy Kean

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