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Change Is Already Here: Bainimarama

The change that political parties are harping about has already come. This was the message from FijiFirst party leader Voreqe Bainimarama to more than 2000 Fijians who turned out at
13 Oct 2018 12:56
Change Is Already Here: Bainimarama
The crowd at Garvey Park in Tavua on October 12, 2018. Photo: Jyoti Pratibha

The change that political parties are harping about has already come.

This was the message from FijiFirst party leader Voreqe Bainimarama to more than 2000 Fijians who turned out at Tavua’s Garvey Park for the ruling party’s family fun day.

Mr Bainimarama told a cheering crowd that none of the other political parties were offering anything new.

He said all these parties were only talking about policies which FijiFirst had already introduced and not one political party has talked about a new initiative for Fijians.

On sugar

Where other political parties have said they will give a $100 cane pay­ment, Mr Bainimarama reminded the cane farming community that if one was to take into account all the sub­sidies his Government had given to the industry, it would amount to more than $120 per tonne for cane.

Equality

Mr Bainimarama said if Fiji was to prosper, people needed equality. He said he stood for all communities and he walked the talk.

He criticised the National Federation Party’s silence in Parliament when SODELPA “attacked Indo-Fijians.”

From left: FijiFirst party supporters mob leader Voreqe Bainimarama, at Garvey Park on October 12, 2018. Photo: Jyoti Pratibha

From left: FijiFirst party supporters mob leader Voreqe Bainimarama, at Garvey Park on October 12, 2018. Photo: Jyoti Pratibha

 

We will continue what we have done

He told those gathered at the event that FijiFirst would continue the movement he started in 2007.

He questioned the guarantees by the Opposition parties that they would bring change for the better.

Party general secretary Aiyaz Sayed- Khaiyum also raised this question and reminded people that change for the sake of change did not necessar­ily mean things would change for the better.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

Feedback: jyotip@fijisun.com.fj



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