Vendors Know Who They Will Vote For

  A group of market vendors in Nadi is eagerly looking forward to voting in the general election slated to happen in 27 days. And they know who they will
17 Oct 2018 11:50
Vendors Know Who They Will Vote For
Top left : Raveenit Krishna Top Right: Raijieli Teresia Bottom Left: Ganesh Rao and Bottom Right: Paula Watasala. Photo: Mereleki Nal


A group of market vendors in Nadi is eagerly looking forward to voting in the general election slated to happen in 27 days.

And they know who they will vote for.

Yesterday, the vendors were unanimous in their praise for the Fijian Government’s commitment to all Fijians.

The Fiji Sun spoke to some of the vendors who sell their produce from the market yesterday.

They are among ordinary Fijians who are thankful for the policies and infrastructure developments that have touched their hearts.

Sammi Gounder, 66, is a retired worker who sells vegetables to support his family at Qeleloa, Nadi.

He said: “The Government has done a lot for this country. They have helped us with free bus fare and free education and especially for us who are above 60 years of age. In my age I have experienced the benefit of this government.

“They provide us with M-Paisa, a loan of $1000. I will surely vote and support FijiFirst because it has done so much for the benefit of the people.”

Paula Watasala, 52, who has ma­ternal links to Nakorotubu in Ra, said: “I believe it was God’s will that FijiFirst govern this nation. We can evidently see all the ben­efits of their leadership mostly in the rural areas. Many of these rural areas have been developed. Most of the places haven’t re­ceived electricity over the years, but the Government has provided for them.”

Ganesh Rao, 47, of Nadovi, origi­nally from Tavua said: “This Gov­ernment is helping people a lot. They are doing a lot of things for us, especially for the future of our children. I will vote for the Gov­ernment that helps us and cares for us.

“I think FijiFirst has been doing that.”

Raijieli Teresia, 49, resident of Waimalika, Nadi, sells her pro­duce to support her family.

She said, “I always pray for this Government and I believe God has used this Government to help me and my family. Most of the load that we have as parents has been carried by the Government. They have provided us with free edu­cation and free bus fares. I have struggled with so many things for my family, but I am very grateful for this government for what they have done to us especially to our children.”

Raveenit Krishna, 26, of Nadovi, sells fish at the market.

“I support FijiFirst, it’s a good government. The Government has helped me with my boat; they helped me with the grant. I ap­plied for the grant at FDB and it was approved.”

Edited by Epineri Vula



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