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PM’s Visionary Leadership Inspired Me To Join FijiFirst: Joseph Veramu

FijiFirst provisional candi­date, Joseph Veramu, says the dynamic and visionary leadership of the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama inspired him to apply for a ticket. Mr Veramu is one of 51
26 Sep 2018 11:00
PM’s Visionary Leadership Inspired Me To Join FijiFirst: Joseph Veramu
FijiFirst provisional candidate, Joseph Veramu.

FijiFirst provisional candi­date, Joseph Veramu, says the dynamic and visionary leadership of the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama inspired him to apply for a ticket.

Mr Veramu is one of 51 provision­al candidates named by FijiFirst.

The former University of the South Pacific lecturer, high school teacher and journalist, says he wants to contribute to the nation’s policies grounded on integrity, sta­bility and prosperity.

He hails from Vakativa Village in Wailevu District, Cakaudrove but spent most of his childhood days in his mother’s village in Rewa where he says: “The people (Rewans) have God-given talents of being articu­late.”

He says life has not always been easy given Fiji’s unstable political upheavals.

“There was a coup when I was young. When I got married there was another one. When my son was young there was another coup,” he says.

“There was never a time where our nation was stable. We seemed to stumble from one upheaval to the next.”

However, over the past 10 years much had improved with greater stability and prosperity.

“I believe that life has be­come far better “due to “Fiji’s Constitution that protects iTaukei iden­tity, cultural and land rights. It nurtures multicultural rights and pro­motes prosper­ity,” Mr Ve­ramu says.

“The Consti­tution is based on the princi­ples of fairness, equality and com­mitment to the well-being of all Fijians.

“As a first pri­ority, all Fijians who believe in the vision of a stable and prosperous Fiji grounded in integ­rity and a just society should support Frank Bainimarama.

“His total tally of votes will cascade down to all of the Fiji­First candi­dates.”

JOSEPH VERAMU

Career

Mr Veramu sits on the boards of the Civil Aviation Authority, Taukei Trust Fund and the Fiji Higher Education Commission.

  • He is currently a policy analyst consultant having helped draft the revised National Youth Policy and the National Sports Policy including policies on integrating youth and women into the agricultural sector.
  • He also worked with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a curriculum specialist and a social policy specialist with UNICEF for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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