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New year resolutions

Nasik Swami
Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Commander Viliame Naupoto, Minister for Youth and Sports

"IN the new year I want to improve from C grade to B grade in golf."

Minister for Women, Dr Jiko Luveni

"I WILL be in contact with at least 1000 women leaders countrywide within the year to strengthen their link with the government, thereby accessing assistance to build capacity to elevate their leadership status by activating further their role in serving their communities in their effort to alleviate poverty."

Shamima Ali, Fiji Women's Crisis Centre executive director

"ENGAGE where ethically possible with the government to advance the cause of democracy with the coming September elections. Using recent national survey on violence against women results, continue demanding accountability on women's human rights, and this year I am resolving very strongly to play an active role in environmental issues, especially around saving the mangroves and mining."

Bobby Maharaj, CEO Fiji Commerce Commission

"FCC's Resolution: We intend to work closely with government statutory bodies to ensure the services they provide are in line with CC Decree 2010 and also to provide better services to all Fijians."

Premila Kumar, CEO Consumer Council of Fiji

"My resolution for 2014 is to assist the government in the setting up of the much-awaited Consumer Compensation Tribunal announced during the national budget. The tribunal aims to give consumers a clear, simple, and affordable redress system, which many Fijian consumers need to access justice. The council also hopes to establish a consumer network in the country, namely the Consumer Community Advisory Group. This network will promote consumer rights and protect consumers from unfair trade practices by being the 'eyes and ears' of the council. All in all, the council pledges to continue with all its ongoing campaigns to protect consumers from bad business practices and also inform and educate consumers to make informed choices when spending their money. The council staff look forward to a busy and robust 2014 as we take an evidence-based approach to championing consumers' interests in a complex changing world."