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Support Your Husband Through Good And Bad Times

Support Your Husband Through Good And Bad Times
Newly appointed Assistant Minister for Health and Medical Service Alexander O’Connor (left) President Major-General (retired) Jioji Konrote and Acting Prime Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum after the swearing–in ceremony at Government House yesterday. Photo: RONALD KUMAR.
September 22
07:00 2016


It is the duty of every wife to stand by her husband during good and bad times says Margaret O’Connor.

The 60-year-old was emotional as she witnessed her husband, Government Member of Parliament, Alexander O’Connor was sworn in as the Assistant Minister for Health and Medical Services at the State House yesterday.

Mr O’Connor replaced Government MP, Veena Bhatnagar who is now the Assistant Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation.

He is a prominent Lautoka-based businessman and was the next highest ranked candidate polling 814 votes in the official election results during the 2014 General Elections.

Mrs O’Connor said she was proud of her husband’s achievement in the political arena.

“Today is a joyous moment for our family and as a wife, I will always support my husband in every decision he makes.

“When he broke the news to me that he wants to enter politics, I supported him and assisted in every way I can as wife in his political career,” she said.

Mrs O’Connor said the role bestowed upon her husband came with challenges.

“He will need our full support as a family and we are always there for him.

“As a wife, I believe that if you love and support your husband, it will bring out the best in them, I believe this makes a successful man.

“If you want your husband to become successful, love him, respect him and be a helper to him,” he said.

Mrs O’Connor said that despite his busy schedules he always had time for his family.

The 62-year-old, Mr O’Connor said one of the foundations behind his success in politics was family support.

“My wife and children support have always been the backbone of my success,” he said.

Mr O’Connor said he was ready to take up his new role as the Assistant Minister for Health and Medical Services.

“I can say anything at this moment, let me get into office, I am ready for the challenges and it will be my duty working alongside the Minister to see that health services around the country are met,” he said.

Edited by Maraia Vula


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