Letters To The Editor, 31st July, 2017

Global warming documentary Dewan Chand, Suva I have just seen a documentary on global warming titled “An Inconvenient Sequel—Truth to Power”, and was deeply touched by it. The aerial photographs
31 Jul 2017 11:00
Letters To The Editor, 31st July, 2017

Global warming documentary

Dewan Chand, Suva

I have just seen a documentary on global warming titled “An Inconvenient Sequel—Truth to Power”, and was deeply touched by it.

The aerial photographs taken from the helicopter stuns ones’ mind to the impending dangers of global warming and the catastrophe which awaits mankind. The key player in this documentary is Al Gore – the former Vice President of the United States, Barrack Obama, the former President and the current President Donald Trump.

Al Gore’s tireless fight to train activists and influence international climate policies is admirable indeed.

The world leaders met in Paris, France, to discuss the issues and to reach an amicable understanding of this very serious issue. There are divergent views amongst the world leaders from the developed, developing and under developed countries.

The rich developed countries are asking for cleaner sources of power the developing countries are desperate to provide power to millions of their citizens who still live in darkness in the 21st century. For these countries providing power to their people is paramount and not the source of power. Even if they have to use coal and petroleum, the great pollution causing sources, they still want to go ahead.

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, made his stand very clear. Thus Al Gore was forced into talking to Indian energy leaders to reach a compromise through which financial assistance and solar technology could be provided so that India could harness clean sources of energy. Today India has gone big on solar and wind power. Even third world countries are being assisted by India at Barefoot College in training people to build their own solar panels.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama is the head of COP23 and we can well imagine the enormous responsibility on his shoulders to find a common ground and an acceptable international climate policy.

A huge chunk of humanity will drown in the sea if the current rate of glacial melting continues. Mankind has no choice but to use its ingenuity and passion to tackle the perils of climate change.

I appeal to all school heads to show this documentary to their students. They need to understand the dangers which can affect them unless the global community addresses the issues relating to climate change.

Auditor General’s Report

Sukha Singh, Labasa

After reading the Auditor General’s report I have a suggestion.

I suggest we appoint a Forensic Accountant to scrutinise the report. Even when Biman Prasad was the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee they could not do anything about the misuse.

I am sure the forensic accountant could easily find out where the unaccounted funds went to and recommend the appropriate charge for the person responsible.

iTaukei and FijiFirst

Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa, Suva

Even though the English research firm, BMI Research, says that FijiFirst retains the support of the majority of Fijians as Fiji prepares for election in 2018 (FS 28/7), I believe a tidal wave of change will sweep through Fiji if the current allegations against our current Government are not straightened out.

SODELPA have already been on the move not only in Fiji but also abroad and more iTaukei are changing sides because of the allegations that FijiFirst is using its majority voting power to pass legislation that will slowly take control of iTaukei land, qoliqoli and other natural resources.

Social media and the coconut wireless are warning the iTaukei that a change in Government is imperative, if we do not want to lose our identity and all we hold dear.

Sadly, as an iTaukei and a FijiFirst voter, I am doing my utmost best to give all I read and hear the benefit of the doubt, because I do not believe that our PM will work against the iTaukei to move Fiji forward into a new dawn.

No one from the Government has come forward to respond or make a rebuttal that all these allegations are just SODELPA lies to win back iTaukei votes.

For the iTaukei, we were first iTaukei before we became Christians or got affiliated with a political party.

I believe that one of the reasons for the FijiFirst landslide victory in the 2014 General Election was the assurance that the 2013 Constitution safeguarded all the interests of the iTaukei.

Convince the iTaukei of the same and the PM and his FijiFirst Government will have another landslide victory in the 2018 General Elections.

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