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On The Roll

Government ministers yesterday hit the ground running on their first day in office after their swearing-in. As their leader, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama headed to Nadi on his way to
26 Sep 2014 10:30
On The Roll

Government ministers yesterday hit the ground running on their first day in office after their swearing-in.

As their leader, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama headed to Nadi on his way to New York to address the United Nations General Assembly, his ministers were busy in Suva.

They literally took on board the PM’s call for ministers  to perform or get dropped.

They spent the morning meeting officers in their respective ministries for orientation and familiarisation.

Minister for Health and Medical Services Jone Usamate told ministry staff “we need to perform to the best of our ability.”

He was accompanied by his assistant minister Veena Bhatnagar.

They were received and briefed by  Permanent Secretary, Dr Eloni Tora and the ministry’s senior officials.

Mr Usamate said even though he was not from a medical background, he knew the vision of the ministry and ways to achieve it in order to build a better Fiji.

Mr Usamate said the Government cared for Fijians.

“In our manifesto, we have some very urgent initiatives and we all need to work together.”

He said there had been a lot of improvement in the ministry in the past years. However, there was room for more developments and improvements.

“People’s expectations are always increasing and we need to work very closely with each other in order to meet those expectations.”

Mr Usamate said he was glad to hear the commitments from his staff because at the end of the day, they were all trying to build a better Fiji.

Ms Bhatnagar said teamwork was very important.

“We are here to work with you for the people and for this nation in order to provide the best health service,” Ms Bhatnagar said.

Feedback: zafiya.shamim@fijisun.com.fj



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