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Don’t Depend On Govt to Spoon Feed You

  While you are able to walk, work for your living instead of depending on the Government to spoon feed you, says 68-year-old Makereta Matasawa. Ms Matasawa has been operating
16 Apr 2016 11:46
Don’t Depend On Govt to Spoon Feed You
Makereta Matasawa in her shop at Vivili Village in Cakaudrove Province. Photo:SHRATIKA NAIDU

 

While you are able to walk, work for your living instead of depending on the Government to spoon feed you, says 68-year-old Makereta Matasawa.

Ms Matasawa has been operating a small shop selling food items in Vivili Village in Cakaudrove Province since 2010.

During Tropical Cyclone Winston her wooden shop was partially damaged and filled with water. The mother of one used her savings to rebuild her shop.

“I am not a social welfare recipient and neither had I taken out money from Fiji National Provident Fund,” Ms Matasawa said.

“I saw Prime Minster Voreqe Bainimarama in my village and I didn’t go to him requesting assistance because I know he is focusing on rebuilding schools damaged in Fiji.

“It is very sickening to see people who are able to work depend on Government for handouts.

“Currently, my business is not thriving because people in the village are receiving food rations, but that does not mean I should cry and stop my business.

“We all should make an effort to rebuild our lives so that our nation can recover faster and move forward.

“My message to the people is that they should work for their living and be independent which would contribute to the overall productivity of the country,” she said.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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