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Chiefs back PM

Leading West 3 pledge allegiance By JYOTI PRATIBHA and WAISEA NASOKIA Three prominent chiefs in the Western Division have come out in support of the Bainimarama Government. Newly-installed Tui Nadi
15 Jan 2014 10:22
Tui Nadi Ratu  Sailosi Dawai.

Tui Nadi Ratu Sailosi Dawai.Tui Ba Adi Laite Koroirua. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

Leading West 3 pledge allegiance

By JYOTI PRATIBHA
and WAISEA NASOKIA

Three prominent chiefs in the Western Division have come out in support of the Bainimarama Government.
Newly-installed Tui Nadi Ratu Sailosi Dawai, Tui Nawaka Ratu Asaeli Driu Naevo and Marama Tui Ba Adi Laite Koroirua say that they agree with many of the policies of the Government.
Free education, better roads and investment in the agricultural sector have been some of the key issues  these chiefs endorsed.
The Tui Nadi Ratu Sailosi has pledged his allegiance for the Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama-led Government.
He said he would support the Prime Minister for his affirmative action over the years to address the needs of the people.
“I support the Prime Minister now and even in years to come, I will continue to support him,” the Tui Nadi said.
“That is why wherever he will be I will be there also. We even had the Climate Change meeting in Narewa.
“For the last 18 years there were governments that came in and went but they did not resolve this title dispute of Tui Nadi or listened to the plight of the vanua o Nadi. It took some determination on the part of the Prime Minister to sort these issues out.
“Other governments just kept on pushing it or it seems they did not care. Now the vanua has a head. If there was another government I am not sure whether they would solve this dispute or not.”
Marama Tui Ba Adi Laite said Government’s determination to provide free education to villagers and n From
all Fijians was an initiative worthy of praise.
She said they had always pledged their support for the PM and they would continue to do so.
“There are many things done by this Gov

Tui Nawaka Ratu Asaeli Driu Naevo.

Tui Nawaka Ratu Asaeli Driu Naevo.

ernment. Roads leading to the villages in this area have been repaire

d. Lives of our people have become better. Improvements in the heath care systems have also been noted.
“All these things have made our lives better- those who live here and in this country,” Adi Laite said.
Newly-installed Tui Nawaka Ratu Asaeli said he too supported the initiatives of the Government.
He said his focus was on educating his villagers and he was adamant to change the mindset of the people.
“We have to look forward and move ahead. There is no use being stuck in bad history. People need to adapt to change and move forward,” Ratu Asaeli said.



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