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Editorial: The People Have Spoken, Now Let’s Get To Work

The people of Fiji have spoken through the results of the 2018 General Election. They want the Voreqe Bainimarama led-FijiFirst Government to continue for the next four years. The people
19 Nov 2018 14:04
Editorial: The People Have Spoken, Now Let’s Get  To Work
FijiFirst party leader Voreqe Bainimarama with supporters during the FijiFirst family fun day at Ratu Sukuna Park in Suva on October 26, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar

The people of Fiji have spoken through the results of the 2018 General Election.

They want the Voreqe Bainimarama led-FijiFirst Government to continue for the next four years.

The people prefer a government that offers a stable political climate, brings investors, offers more jobs, boosts our economic growth and develops infrastructure in our villages and rural areas.

And this is coupled with the FijiFirst party’s commitment to equal opportunity, common and equal citizenry, mutual understanding and wide-reaching prosperity.

For all iTaukei lands, as stressed by Prime Minister Bainimarama, it is protected under Section 28 (1) of the 2013 Constitution where it states that the ownership of all iTaukei lands would remain with its customary owners.

Not only that, the equal distribution of lease money among landowning units – which was introduced by the FijiFirst Government – has been a blessing to the iTaukei community.

Under Government’s equal rent distribution policy put into effect by iTaukei Lands Trust Board (TLTB) from late 2015, Prime Minister Bainimarama says, a total of 33,600 iTaukei landowners under the age of 18 years have $33.6 million saved in their individual savings accounts.

TLTB also distributed $73m to traditional landowners from a portfolio of 40,000 leaseholders.

Then there are things such as free education, free bus fare for school children and the list goes on and on.

For most people it is the bread and butter issues that matter and to them the FijiFirst Government has proved that it can offer more in the next four years.

With a more vibrant Opposition in Parliament this time around we expect thought-provoking addresses and debates with the intention to move our country forward.

It should be based on facts and not lies and they should steer clear of any racial undertones as well.

This is a new Fiji.

For all anti-government critics living overseas, it’s time they focus on doing something better rather than raving on social media.

The people of Fiji know what they want and are not going to be misled.

For everyone, this is another new beginning and for the next four years, it’s time to work together for the advancement of our beloved Fiji.

LEONE CABENATABUA

Feedback:  leonec@fijisun.com.fj



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