Between the Lines

BTL: 31 May, 2019

“He is the Prime Minister of Fiji, a tiny country on Southern Pacific. A country that one can barely locate with a nail on the map, but has dominated the headlines in rugby. Fijians with rugby are like Kenyans with athletics-little is known about their politics.
31 May 2019 11:54
BTL: 31 May, 2019

PM an instant hit

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has become an instant hit among Africans in Nairobi according to Kenyan media.

He is there attending the United Nations Habitat Assembly.

One media report said: “Mr Frank Bainimarama is a man of many hats, seasons and capabilities.

“He is the Prime Minister of Fiji, a tiny country on Southern Pacific. A country that one can barely locate with a nail on the map, but has dominated the headlines in rugby. Fijians with rugby are like Kenyans with athletics-little is known about their politics.

“At the helm of Fijian politics is Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, better known as Frank Bainimarama. A soft-spoken orator who sends his listeners to nodding mood whenever he holds a piece of paper to read his speech.

“Mr Bainimarama speaks about his country with elated spirit and his diction says it all. While addressing dignitaries at Participatory Slum Upgrading Program launch, which was hosted by Cabinet Secretary for Transport James Macharia, Fijian leader gave an explanation how other countries can learn from his country on how to treat slum dwellers.

“The Fijian PM’s love for his country perhaps spills beyond the confines of words. He was spotted dressed in a grey coat and a skirt, something that has left tongues wagging, but to him, such is a show of cultural appreciation.

“Known as Sulu in Fijian language, the skirts are worn by both men and women. In Fijian culture, one can meet a couple dressed in skirts and tops, and this seems to be highly-prized cultural value.”

Feedback: selita.bolanavanua@fijisun.com.fj




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