Party targets West

Unity Party leader Savenaca Narube. Picture: FILE

RECOGNISING the Western Division contribution plays a central role in the economic fortune of the country, says Unity Fiji party leader Savenaca Narube. With this belief, Mr Narube said the party was formalising the establishment of its branches in the West.

“The entire country relies heavily on the resources in the Western Division, hence it is logical that we start in the West to formalise our existing volunteer arrangements into the establishment of branches,” he said.

“We have started in Nadroga/Navosa and we will be doing the same in Nadi, Lautoka, Ba, Tavua and Ra next week,” Mr Narube said.

He claimed his visit to his home province Nadroga last week continued to indicate the growing support for the party in the West.

“People clearly told us that, among other things, the country desperately needs a new political leadership that unites all races.” Ratu Orisi Nabekasiga Makutu, a well-respected chief of Cuvu, Nadroga and former head administrator of the Methodist Church in the whole Nadroga Division (Tuirara Levu) was appointed the inaugural president of Unity Fiji in the province.

The two vice presidents are Jonetani Namoko Limavatu of Tikina o Nahigatoka and Rupeni Raiwalui of Tikina o Tuva. Mr Narube said there was room to appoint another vice president in future.

“I am extremely grateful to the president and the two vice presidents for coming forward to lead the party in the province. “I am looking forward to working closely with them in driving our campaign for the 2018 election.” He said the party would be announcing its first batch of candidates in Nadi on May 11.