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EDITORIAL: Bainimarama – A Leader Who Has The Interests Of All Fijians At Heart

In the last two days, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has demonstrated why he is the country’s most popular leader. When the call for duty comes he leaves behind the comforts
07 Jan 2019 14:58
EDITORIAL: Bainimarama – A Leader Who Has The Interests Of All Fijians  At Heart
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.

In the last two days, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has demonstrated why he is the country’s most popular leader.

When the call for duty comes he leaves behind the comforts of his home and family and seeks out those who need help.

He is supposed to be resting after his discharge from the hospital.

It’s a rest that he deserves for his hard work last year. That rest has been interrupted by Cyclone Mona and those affected by it.

He is out there visiting evacuation centres and driven by his passion for the vulnerable people, like women, children, the disabled, elderly, the poor and the unfortunate. It is an intergral part of his service trademark.

In fact, it’s who he is.

On Saturday he gave the residents of Korova Settlement a pleasant surprise when he visited them at Draiba Primary School, Nasese in Suva.

The overwhelming response from them came as no surprise.

They know him well. They knew that he was supposed to be resting. So one can imagine the joy that spread through the evacuation centre.

Settlement headman, Waqaciri Dokosabau said for Mr Bainimarama to visit and talk with them was really overwhelming.

“We are so glad to have Mr Bainimarama visiting us. We were not expecting him to visit us. This shows that he cares for us and it really does feel good to have someone of high position to think of us,” Mr Dokosabau said.

During the visit, the PM enquired about the evacuees’ food, cooking place and an update from the headman.

There were 62 people at the evacuation centre.

Yesterday, Mr Bainimarama visited the evacuation centre at the Marist Champagnat Institute in Vatuwaqa where he found out that a one-year-old baby was without milk.

The PM left for a nearby supermarket to buy milk for the baby and took it back to the institute with groceries for the entire group.

For many Fijians, this is nothing new by our Prime Minister, who many times when the country is being threatened by cyclones or floods, he had to call off his overseas engagements in order to be with the people.

This is followed by regular visitations to affected areas or evacuation centres to assure the people (who are victims) that all will be well, but most importantly to get the rebuilding process moving.

The country is fortunate to have a leader like Mr Bainimarama, who has the safety and welfare of all Fijians at heart.

LEONE CABENATABUA

Feedback:  leonec@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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