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NFP Will Contest Poll On Everyday Issues: Prasad

  The oldest political party in the South Pacific, the Na­tional Federation Party, will put everyday issues affecting Fijians at the heart of its cam­paign for next month’s general election.
17 Oct 2018 11:53
NFP Will Contest Poll On Everyday Issues: Prasad
NFP leader Biman Prasad.

 

The oldest political party in the South Pacific, the Na­tional Federation Party, will put everyday issues affecting Fijians at the heart of its cam­paign for next month’s general election.

Such issues, the NFP says, in­cludes what it calls the high cost of living, cost of basic food items, hospital services, the sugar indus­try and the high expenditure by the Government.

This was revealed by party lead­er Biman Prasad as he addressed supporters during the party’s first political rally at Naleba College in Macuata on Monday night.

“We wanted the people to un­derstand our policies, we wanted them to critique our policies, go through our polices and not sur­prise them with last-minute an­nouncements. There’s many is­sues they will campaign on which have been recently ignored,” Mr Prasad said.

“Despite it being said by other parties that this party is only for Indo-Fijians, this party looks af­ter the interest for all Fijians. The National Federation Party will continue to campaign on issues we put up policies about 14 months ago because we wanted all Fijians to understand our policies,” he said.

Mr Prasad said the party has as­sembled a great team for the up­coming general elections on No­vember 14.

“There are candidates in the party who are from Vanua Levu and have done a lot of community work; we want you all to support them because we want to run a Government as a team,” he said.

NFP candidate Charan Jeath Singh said if the party was elected into Government it would be fair to all classes of people and ensure equal opportunities were given to all.

“NFP believes in a fair, democrat­ic and non-racial Fiji,” he said.

“The party stands for the poor, has always shown respect for iTaukei cultural protocols and traditions, respected the tradi­tions of our indigenous people, brought a semblance of stability to the agricultural sector of our country, originated the concept of a common name for Fiji and has always stood beside our farmers and workers in their struggle for better wages and working condi­tions.”

“Secondly, the area that needs the most attention is the health sector. We lack medical specialists in our country as well as proper health centres in Labasa. In addition, due to lack of growth and work avail­ability in Vanua Levu, we have seen a large urban drift from the North.”

Present at the Party rally last night were other party candidate like Parmod Chand as well as for­mer FijiFirst candidate turned National Federation Party candi­date Waisele Kanavo. Former Fiji Labour Party General Secretary Krishna Dutt was also present.

Ed­ited by Epineri Vula

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