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SODELPA ready to take up challenges

Nasik Swami
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

THE Social Democratic and Liberal Party is ready to take on challenges come the general election in September.

This is the message from party senior executive Dr Tupeni Baba, who said they were ready with a manifesto which encompasses "democracy and freedom for all".

"The party is organising itself and preparing for an election within the resources available. We have our contacts throughout Fiji and we have branches being formed," Dr Baba said.

"With elections nearing, we are considering the difficulties that we have and we are now sharing whatever resources we have."

He said a major problem for the party was finance, as travelling to the islands was expensive and time-consuming.

Party manifesto:

Dr Baba said SODELPA's manifesto was ready and would be revealed at the appropriate time.

He said the party's major issue was the aspect of democracy, a special focus on land and resources and qoliqoli (fishing grounds).

Dr Baba said SODELPA would also focus on reducing the cost of living, equal and fair distribution of wealth and looking after the people of the country irrespective of who they are.

Party leadership:

Dr Baba said the party would soon announce its leader and senior officials.

He said the party would amend its constitution to ensure all executives have close links with members of the community.

Dr Baba said with a close link to the community, the party would be able to mobilise its efforts.

Party message:

Dr Baba has called on party supporters not to be distracted by promises as a number of them have been broken.

He said party supporters should not be overly worried about any threats because the party was ready to take them on.

Dr Baba urged all SODELPA supporters to have confidence in the party.

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