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PM Reveals More Navy Recruits Once Vessels Are Upgraded

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday told navy personnel that Government was looking at recruiting more naval officers. “This is once the Fiji Navy vessels are upgraded,” Mr Bainimarama said. He
07 Aug 2017 13:16
PM Reveals More Navy Recruits Once Vessels Are Upgraded
Fiji Navy monthly church service at the Fiji Navy Headquarters, Walubay on August 6, 2107.Photo:Vilimoni Vaganalau.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday told navy personnel that Government was looking at recruiting more naval officers.

“This is once the Fiji Navy vessels are upgraded,” Mr Bainimarama said.

He revealed this while speaking to them during their monthly church service at the Stanley Brown Naval Base in Suva yesterday.

Mr Bainimarama also thanked the Fiji Navy for their efforts to assist Government in keeping the nation safe from outside threats within our waters.

He also reminded the navy officers to wipe out any sort of racial discrimination.

“People have the tendency to criticise Government but they ignore to highlight the good things they have done for the nation,” Mr Bainimarama said.

Speaking in the itaukei language, he said the norm was that critics never notice development which aimed to upgrade lives but they would rather focus on the negatives.

“A lot of times we are badly criticised in the media and newspaper, but no one thanks us for the good things we have done,” he said.

“They talk about pot holes and road damages but they never thank the Fiji Roads Authority for the work they have done over the past years to upgrade our roads,” Mr Bainimarama said.

He also highlighted that a particular person from Ra had thanked him for the services that Government had provided to assist people.

Mr Bainimarama said people had the tendency to criticise Government departments but they forget the good work they have done.

“They highlight and criticise water cuts and shortages around the nation but none of them ever thanked the Water Authority of Fiji for their efforts to make sure clean drinking water reaches every household.”

The church service was also attended by Republic of the Fiji Military Forces Commander, Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto, Fiji Navy Chief Captain (Navy) Humphrey Tawake and families of the Fiji Navy personnel.

Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola

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