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PM Warns People Against Those Who Use Them

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has asked people to think for themselves and put their best interests first. He said: “You must protect yourselves from those who would use you to
10 Jan 2018 11:19
PM Warns People Against Those Who Use Them
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama at Vunarewa settlement in Nadi. Looking on is Minister for Employment, Productivity & Industrial Relations Jone Usamate on January 9, 2018. Photo: DEPTFO

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has asked people to think for themselves and put their best interests first.

He said: “You must protect yourselves from those who would use you to help themselves. Don’t buy into the falsehoods from people who aren’t in your positions and don’t understand your situation. Don’t let yourself become tools for someone else’s political gain.”

He was speaking at the Vunarewa Rural Electrification project in Nadi yesterday.

“As you all know, with the election on the horizon this year, many of the usual faces will come forward with their usual political messages. And I’m sad to say that we’ve already started to hear many of the same false promises and see the same dirty tactics employed by those in the Opposition.

“I’ve been sad to see that the interests of some unionists and politicians have been put ahead of many of our people, particularly those working here in Nadi.

“Unfortunately, some have failed to step back and see the bigger picture, and consider how their actions affect the working of our larger economy. “Many of you work in our tourism industry, you know that our industry, and our economy, succeeds only when we work together as a team, when we can depend on another to put in the hours and get the job done.

“I’ve been told there is a march planned in Nadi this weekend, and again, I fear it will simply be another opportunity for those seeking relevance ahead of the elections to try and gain political mileage on the backs of ordinary Fijians.

“Personally, I’ve always put my stock in the ability, common sense and know-how of the Fijian people. Here in Nadi, you can see for yourselves the new state-of-the-art airport, the world-class roads and the other networks of infrastructure my Government has delivered for the Fijian people. You can see for yourselves that my Government has a winning gameplan for Fiji and, make no mistake, we are going to stick by that gameplan moving forward.

“We’ve taken our nation to unprecedented heights because we’ve stood together, as team players, united in our vision for what Fiji can achieve.

“That will always be the spirit that drives my government’s agenda, and that is the only way we can continue to make life better for our people.”

Edited by Percy Kean

Feedback:  lusiana.banuve@fijisun.com.fj



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