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PM Hits Back

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday hit out at political opponents and challenged them to serve instead of criticising all the time. Mr Bainimarama said: “I want to make an appeal
22 Jan 2015 11:26
PM Hits Back
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday hit out at political opponents and challenged them to serve instead of criticising all the time.

Mr Bainimarama said: “I want to make an appeal today to our political opponents – make yourselves a New Year’s resolution.

“Instead of being obsessed with yourselves and fighting all the old battles that the Fijian people rejected at the last election, start thinking yourselves about the best way to deliver and to serve. Because all we have heard since the start of the year is how hard done by they are in terms of the money they are getting for themselves.”

He was referring to the Opposition refusal to accept the new parliamentary political party office funding system.

Mr Bainimarama was speaking at the opening the new extension of the Sigatoka Hospital.

When the Parliament resumes next month, I ask the opposition rising above petty politics and personalising issues and help the Government address the great issues of our time – how to improve our economy, attract investment, create jobs and generate the prosperity upon which the future of every Fijian depends.
– Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama

“When are they going to turn their attention away from themselves and start concentrating on the needs of ordinary people?” he said.“I welcome any constructive suggestions about how my Government can serve the Fijian people better.  But no one is being served by the petty arguments that we keep hearing from the opposition – the cheap political point scoring that is getting in the way of us agreeing on genuine outcomes for the betterment of ordinary people – the betterment of our beloved nation.

“When the Parliament resumes next month, I ask the opposition rising above petty politics and personalizing issues and help the Government address the great issues of our time – how to improve our economy, attract investment, create jobs and generate the prosperity upon which the future of every Fijian depends.”

The Opposition has criticised among other issues the late introduction of milk to class one in primary schools and hiring of retired teachers.

“I want to make this point that while our opponents carp and criticise from the sidelines, we are continuing to do what we have always done: we deliver, we serve.”

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