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PM: Central Division On Road To Recovery

“Today, the situation in the central division is better than what most people expected. As the hub of our economic activity, we will soon return to normalcy. All the indicators point to that.”
30 Aug 2021 16:02
PM: Central Division On Road To Recovery

Today, the situation in the Central Division is better than what most people expected. As the hub of our economic activity, we will soon return to normalcy. All the indicators point to that.

This was said by the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama while speaking on the iTaukei Radio Programme, Nai Lalakai yesterday.

Mr Bainimarama said 2021 has never received a better boost, adding that confidence continues to grow.

“I, of course, have remained confident from the very beginning. You also have to be confident and optimistic. Soon, and very soon, we are going to celebrate our triumph,” Mr Bainimarama told listeners while speaking on the iTaukei Radio Programme, Nai Lalakai.

“We will beat the virus, just as we have silenced our detractors. While they talk about yesterday, we talk about our future plans.

“One truth must remain clear; we will adjust our tactics to ensure that you are reached. You are too important for us to ignore. We serve because of you. We serve Fiji.”

When the current outbreak started, he said he committed Government to contain the spread of COVID-19 without damaging the economy.

“We needed home-grown solutions rather than adopting a one size fits all approach. Other countries’ experiences may not suit us,” he said.

“Today, the situation in the central division is better than what most people expected. As the hub of our economic activity, we will soon return to normalcy. All the indicators point to that.”

He advised people in the Western and Northern Divisions and maritime islands not to panic or lose hope.

“We have deployed health teams to Kadavu. Mistakes were committed by those going in and out of the island. But, as the head of Government, we have a duty of care, and I will continue to ensure that COVID-19 is contained in Kadavu.

“This is not the time to say ‘what if’ or ‘what could have been’. We must now unite and respond to the question, ‘What can we do to support?’

A 56-member team led by Chief Surgeon Dr Josese Turagava has been deployed to Kadavu for a month, while a medical team from Lautoka travelled to Malolo Island to assist the onsite medical team.

“We move wherever the virus moves. So again, rest assured that we will not forget you,” Mr Bainimarama said.

“We are into the fourth month of the current outbreak, but our frontliners continue to stay the course. Many more are working behind the scene. We are near the end because of their sacrifice.”

To date, Government has provided more than $439 million as part of various initiatives and distributed more than 53,664 food and essential item packs across Fiji.

“A lot has happened this week, all geared to assist you. When others say that Fiji is in the doldrums, I have demonstrated that we are moving forward. And I will not stop here.”

Edited by Jonathan Bryce 

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