MEMBERS of the Methodist Church have expressed their strong support for the government and their desire that it continues well after the 2014 elections.
The sentiments were made by Imanueli Methodist Church Women's president Salote Kutubalavu in a meeting with Minister for Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation Dr Jiko Luveni last night
Mrs Kutubalavu said government was "walking the talk."
"We have seen in the media about the frequent ministerial visits to rural communities and our church members are motivated by the government's approach to improve people's livelihood," she said. "This is what people want and the Bainimarama government has walked the talk to resolve matters, whereas past governments only left unfulfilled promises."
She also said women in the Nadera-based church were challenged by the minister's presentation to come out of their comfort zones and realise the importance of their role in national development.
"The church is happy with the quality of work produced by government and it is one of the main reasons we have invited the minister here this evening," she said. "Take for example before only men used to get promotion whereas now that has changed and women are promoted on their merit.
"Government's commitment to gender equality has raised the profile of women and there is unity among people, we are all called Fijians now."
Dr Luveni thanked the group for expressing their views and emphasised on the importance of continued dialogues with the community.