FIJI'S new constitution, combined with the will of government, is designed to create a climate that develops economic growth and the spread of wealth to all its citizens.
These were the words of Labour Minister Jone Usamate while officiating at the Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation's TOPEX 2013 conference in Natadola yesterday.
"The intent of the Bainimarama government is clear, it is not focused on bringing the maximum benefits to just one group of people, to one ethnic group or to one class of society," he said.
"It is focused on putting in place an environment that allows the whole country to grow.
"It is focused on removing corruption and cronyism — it has put in place institutions to see to this.
"It has established a track record of taking action."
Mr Usamate said government had made its intention clear by removing anything that sought to give one group of people special privileges over others.
"It has also not shirked the challenge of dealing with subjects, with individuals and even with institutions that were thought to be sacrosanct and virtually untouchable.
"The intent is clear. Yes, we must respect differences — we must respect unique aspects of our nation — but these differences must not be used to drive us apart."