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PM: Stop The Lies

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has called on Fijians to stop listening to the lies some Opposition people have been spreading. He made the call at the Fiji Pine lease security
02 May 2018 10:10
PM: Stop The Lies
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama hands over a lease bonus payment to Peni Bolatini, a livestock farmer and landowner of Nawailevu Village in Bua, at Vesidrua Village on May 1, 2018. Photo: Shratika Naidu

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has called on Fijians to stop listening to the lies some Opposition people have been spreading.

He made the call at the Fiji Pine lease security bonus payout at Vesidrua Village, outside Labasa Town, yes­terday.

“We’ve shown what strong and the right leadership can create. And we’ve proven wrong every lie and every falsehood peddled by my opponents about the Fiji Pine industry. We all know what lies I’m talking about,” Mr Bainimarama said.

“My opponents have been in your communities be­fore, making doomsday predictions about where this industry was headed and saying you would not see the benefits of your re­sources and even saying your land would be taken if your leases weren’t re­newed.”

Mr Bainimarama said not one inch of iTaukei land had been lost under his Government.

“After seven years of hearing these lies, my fel­low Fijians, we can all say clearly: Enough is enough. Because those in the Oppo­sition weren’t only wrong, worse than that they actu­ally tried to stop our peo­ple from seeing the great benefits of sharing in this industry’s tremendous suc­cess,” he said.

“It was unacceptable and it was unworthy of anyone claiming they have the best interests of our people at heart. I’ll tell you why my opponents are so commit­ted to lying in order to stop you from doing well.

“They can’t stand that we are able to make this mas­sive payment because these were payments they could never afford to give them­selves. This celebration and your success – it’s their worst nightmare.”

The Prime Minister hand­ed out a total of $2.5 million in bonus payouts to Vanua Levu landowners yesterday.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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