Letters To The Editor, 10th November 2018

Work contracts Simon Hazelman, Savusavu Attar Singh has got to be joking to state that the National Federation Party (NFP) would enforce laws and get the private sector to do
10 Nov 2018 12:20
Letters To The Editor, 10th November 2018

Work contracts

Simon Hazelman, Savusavu

Attar Singh has got to be joking to state that the National Federation Party (NFP) would enforce laws and get the private sector to do away with employment contracts.

He obviously never thought about the repercussions such an unintelligent, ignorant and foolish idea would cause!

The revelation that Singh has never worked in the private sector not only says a lot about the person he is, but it simply confirms that he doesn’t know what he is talking about, especially in this time and age.

Time and time again Attar Singh has fared poorly at the polls and here he is, at it again, a failed politician desperate to say anything in order to win votes.

Watch before voting

Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa, Suva

To all voters who are still undecided and to all who are against the current FijiFirst Government; have a watch and listen to the whole truth and nothing but the truth, no nonsense but factual and enlightening interview with the FijiFirst General Secretary Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum on the “4 The Record-Episode 209” conducted on 21/10/2018.

For one and half hours, hold your political bias and your one vote preference and listen to what the current Government has done for all Fijians and what it has planned for you in the next five to twenty years.

As you watch and listen to this 4 The Record interview, I pray that God will inspire you with a spirit of discernment and use your one vote for a leader and a political party that has the blessings of heaven to prosper all Fijians and move the nation forward.

All the lies are answered in this one interview and if you believe in God and prayer, then decide and cast your one vote after watching and listening to this interview.

God bless Fiji.

NFP hallucinations

Dharmendra Kumar, Suva

When we aim for the average, we prepare ourselves to get average results, and nothing more.

We start becoming comfortable with average relationships, average lifestyles and average habits to sustain that lifestyle.

At work too, we begin to hire average employees, become average managers of average talents, all too happy with average pay cheques.

In contrast, the FijiFirst government has set the bar so high in modern Fiji that the opposition political parties are trying their best to reach it and it seems impossible, hence they are coming up with unreasonable policies in their manifestos which I call “fantasies”.

The only way for them to reach that bar or the high standard is to come up with their bag full of fat lies with the intention of deceiving people.

It’s rather fortunate that we have intelligent voters who will not be fooled.

I am beginning to wonder if Biman Prasad and the National Federation Party are hallucinating. Insanity is kind of believing your hallucinations are real.

It’s like Mr Biman saying I live in a world of fantasy, so keep your reality away from me. I see what I want, I want what I see and it’s all okay by me.

Is this not the peak of political hallucinations?

Voters respectfully decline the invitation to join your hallucinations Biman Prasad.

Too many people seek change, but unfortunately they don’t open their eyes and see that change is already here.

It’s time to wake up and see the changes everywhere.

Street lights

Satish Nakched, Suva

The primary benefit of street lights is safety for pedestrians and drivers.

Non-functional streetlights reduce visibility in the dark and increase the vulnerability of road users to accidents and mishaps.

Street lighting provides a number of important benefits.

It can be used to promote security in urban areas and to increase the quality of life by artificially extending the hours in which it is light so that an activity can take place.

Street lighting also improves safety for drivers and pedestrians and beautifies the place adding on a great deal of warmth and protection for all.

It is pleasing to note that in the new budget the Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) was allocated about $20.5m to cover for the new installation of street lights in rural, peri urban and urban areas.

As you drive along the main roads the planners have considered the environmental impact and acknowledgement must be given to them for utilising the solar concept.

I believe that this programme has two equally important equations to the concept.

One is the installation process and the other part, which is totally ignored, is the servicing and the maintenance of the assets.

There are street lights which went out years ago and are still in the default mode.

There is no mechanism in place that FRA authority has to monitor such problems and on the other hand the new installation is on the increase adding enormous pressure to the organisation.

This is a nationwide problem and many of the residents do not know who to contact if there is a fault in their area.

I believe there should be a toll-free number to call and on the same note the FRA must have a system where they conduct the audit themselves and act proactively to ensure the safety of the general public.

The street lights must be serviced at regular intervals so that the infrastructure is reliable, effective and efficient.

The valuable assets must be fit for the purpose and not just be a decorative portion of the pole.

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