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Editorial: Stability FijiFirst Has Passed The Test

  Bread and butter issues top the list in the manifes­tos or wish list of every political party leading up to the November 14 General Election. With it are other
29 Oct 2018 16:51
Editorial: Stability FijiFirst Has Passed The Test

 

Bread and butter issues top the list in the manifes­tos or wish list of every political party leading up to the November 14 General Election.

With it are other issues such as the Great Council of Chiefs, minimum wage, land, education, health and the list goes on and on.

It’s part and parcel of their strategy to try to secure more votes, win more seats and be in a position to form government and take Fiji through the next four years.

However, as voters we must realise the importance of who we’re going to vote for. Our vote is going to deter­mine where we are going to be in the next four years.

Therefore, it’s important that we make our vote count by getting in the right people to lead our country to 2022.

As a nation we’ve come a long way since gaining our Independence from Great Britain on October 10, 1970.

We’ve faced many challenging mo­ments, endured suffering because of changes in our political landscape and, on the other hand, there were many good times as well.

We should be wise when it comes to deciding who we are going to vote for.

What we as voters should look at is which of these po­litical parties is going to offer us STABILITY in the next four years.

The FijiFirst party-led Government gave us that when it was voted into power in 2014.

This led to our economic growth and progress as a na­tion.

The stable political environment boosted international trading, attracted foreign investors here and resulted in an increase in the number of tourist arrivals.

In return this led to improved infrastructure in the urban and rural areas, more employment, more small businesses were set up, which contributed to a more vi­brant economy.

These led to better health services, increases in social welfare assistance, free education and bus fares for our children.

We should also note that, on the other hand, instabil­ity leads to less trading, lack of investors and a drop in tourist numbers, a poor economy, lack of jobs, poor health services and increasing poverty.

As voters we should not be easily lured by the promises made by politicians.

We should be true to ourselves as we analyse which of these political parties will offer us political stability.

When it comes to stability the FijiFirst party has passed the test with flying colours.

The National Federation Party and Fiji Labour Party once had their chance, but it was taken away from them, while Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) along with Unity Fiji and Hope are yet to be tested to determine their true colours.

As a voter are you willing to take that risk?

Surely not, when all your hard work and the future of your children are at stake.

Feedback: leonec@fijisun.com.fj

 

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