‘Bridge the gap’

GOVERNMENT Whip Semi Koroilavesau says he is disappointed with parliamentarians’ conduct when discussing issues in the house.

He made the comments while speaking at the Fiji multi-stakeholder security symposium yesterday.

“…. I am disappointed with the first six months … there have been inconsistencies in the way we politicians have been able to handle ourselves and discuss issues of differences and issues of commonalities,” Mr Koroilavesau said.

As Government Whip he had decided to put into context what developments Parliament could achieve in the next four years.

He said he broke down the four years into six month blocks, a review of the first six months had yielded unsatisfactory results.

“I gauged the procedure, the relationship, human interaction within the parliamentary scenario and reviewed that and I tell you that I am quite disappointed, that we have not been able to achieve what I anticipated to be the focus on moving forward,” Mr Koroilavesau said.

He added parliamentarians’ should see what they have in common and not always focus on their differences — something he sees as a duty of the party Whip.

“I see and I have tried and I think my colleagues would know, the most important position as Government Whip is to try and bridge the gap.”