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XI Wants To Visit (Main Story)

The president of China, Xi Jinping, wants to visit Fiji. The Prime Minister and FijiFirst leader, Voreqe Bainimarama, revealed this yesterday at Ed’s Court, in Raiwaqa, Suva during a party
21 Aug 2014 19:16
XI Wants To Visit (Main Story)
Hundreds of Hindu devotee gathered at My Suva Park in Suva to Mark the final ritual of Ganesh Utsav (Lord Ganesha prayer) on September 12, 2019. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

The president of China, Xi Jinping, wants to visit Fiji.

The Prime Minister and FijiFirst leader, Voreqe Bainimarama, revealed this yesterday at Ed’s Court, in Raiwaqa, Suva during a party campaign meeting.

He said Fiji’s President, RatuEpeliNailatikau, had met his counterpart from China and had relayed the message to him.

“More on this will be known when I meet with the President,” he said.

New Youth centre

He announced that a $400,000 youth centre would be built in Raiwai.

He added that $270,000 had been given to the Engineering Unit of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces for the renovation of the Raiwai Hall.

SODELPA ‘lies’ spread in USA

He told 200 plus people that he was watching a video of the SODELPA campaign in USA.

The speaker, LaiseniaQarase, was again spreading lies on the Constitution especially on land and the secular state.

He said people should be reminded that the Qarase-led Government and most of those who formed the SODELPA had eroded iTaukei land rights by allowing the conversion of native land to freehold title at Denarau and Momi.

“The new Constitution, for example, gives landowners now a fair share of royalties from mining activity. There are other protections and benefits. In short the truth is that my Government has strengthened iTaukei rights, not eroded them,”said.

He said that at party campaigns people were told of the equal distribution of lease money. He said he introduced that policy to empower the members of the mataqali receiving lease monies.

“Money does not make anyone a chief. Chiefs look after their people and that is why they become chiefs.

“But SODELPA has revealed they do not want equal distribution, they want lease money paid to the poor to return to the chiefs.”

The secular state, he said, had become a campaign issue and it was wrongly interpreted.

He said a secular state meant that all Fijians were given the freedom to worship. “They are free to worship their god anywhere they liked.”

Thanks to PM

The president of the Raiwaqa Rugby Club, LaitiaSela, thanked the PM and FijiFirst for the wonderful campaign and promised that they would vote for the party in the coming elections.

Feedback: maikab@fijisun.com.fj

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