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Farmer Surprised About Transition to Politics

A transition from retired civil servant to farmer and now politician is something FijiFirst party candidate Jale Sigarara never thought about. “I was surprised to find myself among the 27
19 Nov 2018 13:48
Farmer Surprised About Transition to Politics
Prime MInister Voreqe Bainimarama and Jale Sigarara

A transition from retired civil servant to farmer and now politician is something FijiFirst party candidate Jale Sigarara never thought about.

“I was surprised to find myself among the 27 candidates in FFP that secured a seat in the Parliament yesterday after the 2018 General Election,” he said when approached for a comment.

“I was surprised because I worked in civil service for 40 years and after retirement in 2014 I returned to do farming in my village at Wainunu in Bua, Vanua Levu.

“While being a farmer I served the people in my village as Wainunu district rep for the Bua Provincial Council.

“I joined politics, especially FFP, because they lead by example, are transparent and maintain equality by calling all of us in Fiji as Fijians.

“My passion is to help the villagers at all levels,” the 64-year-old father-of-four children said.

“I served 20 years in the Ministry of Forests and 20 years in Fijian Affairs Board.

“During this period, I worked with so many villagers and always wished I could help them.

“I would like to thank everyone who voted for me, especially the people of Bua, the Catholic community, the Solomon Islanders and families aboard for sending postal ballot.

“I am grateful to FijiFirst party leader Voreqe Bainimarama for having faith in me.”

Edited by Epineri Vula

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