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PM Bainimarama Dismisses Rumours Of ‘No Money to Fund Capital Works’

During his visit to Naitasiri province he spoke in the iTaukei language saying :“If there is no money, we as government representatives would have not been here.
05 Nov 2019 10:00
PM Bainimarama Dismisses Rumours Of ‘No Money to Fund Capital Works’
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama with teachers, parents and students at their new Nabukaluka Kindergarten in Nabukaluka, Naitasiri on November 4, 2019.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama dismissed rumours of the Government having no money to fund capital works around the country.

During his visit to Naitasiri province he spoke in the iTaukei language saying :“If there is no money, we as government representatives would have not been here.

“Talanoa around the tanoa should be left at that, as talanoa.”

He also pleaded with villagers to give the Government time as they carried out their work and delivered the necessary services to all Fijians in and around the province of Naitasiri.

“Your requests have all been noted, however we ask for your understanding as we work towards achieving the common goals of meeting your needs,” he said.

He opened two teachers’ quarters worth $145,000 each and a kindergarten of the same value.

One of the teachers’ quarters is at Navuso and another with a kindergarten was opened at Nabukaluka.

Mr Bainimarama reminded villagers that part of the FijiFirst Government priority was its investment in the education sector.

“As long as I serve you as Prime Minister, my Government’s focus is that no child is left out in accessing education.”

He also thanked the villagers of Nabukaluka for their continuous support of the Government’s initiatives.

The funds for the new buildings were from the Office of the Prime Minister, the small grant scheme and the rehabilitation programme with the Ministry of Economy.

The PM’s team yesterday included the Commissioner Central Josefa Navuku, senior officials from the Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of iTaukei Affairs, Ministry of Lands, Telecommunication Fiji Limited, Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Agriculture.

They were on the spot to answer questions raised by villagers.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama with students of Navuso Primary School in Navuso, Naitasiri on November 4, 2019.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama with students of Navuso Primary School in Navuso, Naitasiri on November 4, 2019.

Edited by Percy Kean

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