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Youths Throw Support Behind FijiFirst

Participants attending the Youths for Attorney-General Rally at Albert Park in Suva on Saturday have thrown their support behind FijiFirst policies. For 24-year-old Janesh Reddy, a second-time voter and final
29 Oct 2018 16:08
Youths Throw Support Behind FijiFirst
Attorney General and FijiFirst Party General Secretary Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum (middle- blue shirt) with some of the youths after the Youth Conference at Albert Park pavilion on October 27, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Participants attending the Youths for Attorney-General Rally at Albert Park in Suva on Saturday have thrown their support behind FijiFirst policies.

For 24-year-old Janesh Reddy, a second-time voter and final year student at University of the South Pacific, the rally was informative.

Mr Reddy is the president of one of USP’s student bodies.

He said: “I have come to listen to the Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and share the information with my friends and colleague.”

Mr Reddy is originally from Velovelo, Lautoka, and is a final year student in banking and management.

“I totally agree with the Tertiary Education Loans Scheme (TELS) which the FijiFirst Government has implemented. Since I am a student and also on TELS so I totally agree with this,” Mr Reddy said.

“In addition, I support their new policy and that is if you pay 50 per cent within the three years so they will pay the other 50 per cent So I think this is really good,” Mr Reddy said.

“Not only that, but my family had also benefitted from the FijiFirst Government in many ways.

“Another assistance project, which I appreciated was the grant given for flood relief during Tropical Cyclone Winston. My family was part of it.”

As a president of a major student body, My Reddy’s role is to acquire enough knowledge and disseminate it to students fairly.

“We will be getting more and more students in the education system and we are aware that some of them might not be able to pay their school fees,” he said.

“I can inform these disadvantaged students about studying on a loan or a scholarship.

“There are a lot of things we can disseminate to the students of USP, but we cannot be politically aligned to any party.

“All my friends and colleagues will be voting for FijiFirst.”

Kelera Robaigau Kiniboi, of Kalekana Settlement, Lami, was also at the rally and pledged her support to the FFP.

The 27-year-old works as a receptionist for the Fiji Fish Marketing Group.

“The Government has helped us a lot. They have made our roads and helped our village in getting access to electricity and water,” Ms Kiniboi said.

“Not only this, but my mother is also a social welfare recipient and this has eased the burden of financially supporting my family.”

Edited by Percy Kean

sheenam.chandra@fijisun.com.fj

 

 

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