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Human rights assured

Mere Naleba
Sunday, February 23, 2014

THE human rights clauses stipulated in the 2013 Constitution cannot be removed by any government that leads the country.

These were the words of Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama during his speech at the opening of a new school block at Dawasamu Secondary School on Friday.

The crowd that gathered at the school premises was encouraged by the Prime Minister to exercise their rights to access health services, receive education and access clean drinking water.

"Education is no longer a privilege in Fiji as it used to be before my government resumed office," Commodore Bainimarama said.

"Education is now a right, a right that is signed in the new Constitution along with a range of other rights like access to health, and access to clean water.

"These are now rights that cannot be taken away, no matter who is in power."

The Prime Minister said the 2013 Constitution clearly stated these rights and no government could remove them from the Constitution.

Commodore Bainimarama said native land was also protected.

"As is the right of the iTaukei not to have their land converted to freehold and sold off as happened with previous governments," he said.








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