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Bainimarama warns of political agenda

Ana Madigibuli
Friday, April 12, 2013

PRIME Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday alerted the people of Rewa to carefully scrutinise comments from former politicians about the draft constitution.

He said former politicians would make public statements on their thoughts on the draft constitution but those would be made to promote their political agendas.

Commodore Bainimarama made these comments in the iTaukei language while opening the $56,000 new classroom blocks for St Joseph Primary School at Naililili Village in Rewa.

"Ni qai vakadeuca vakamalua na vei vosa ni rogoca. Ni vakarorogo mada, ni veitalanoataka mada. E dua tale na ka vou era kauta mai se sega? (Carefully scrutinise statements you hear. Listen and talk about it. Is there anything new they are bringing or not?)," he said.

Commodore Bainimarama advised the people to choose discussions that would improve their children's education, improve the living standard in rural areas and people of all races, and not to be swayed by it if otherwise.

He said his government hoped that all would work together to move the country forward and to approach issues in the draft constitution with an open mind for the benefit of future generations.


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