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Villagers in the dark on election

Mere Naleba
Tuesday, April 01, 2014

WHILE many Fijians in the country look forward to the September 17, Mautuku villagers in Lau say they are still in the dark on developments building up to the election day.

Speaking on behalf of villagers from Makadru, Raviravi, Natokalau, Lomati, Levukaidaku, Qalikarua and Yaroi, Matuku district representative Jone Vularua said villagers had little knowledge of the upcoming elections.

Addressing a government delegation in the iTaukei language, Mr Vularua said they would wait and see what those political parties had in their manifestoes.

"At the moment, we are satisfied with the developments happening in our villages and in the countries," he said in an interview.

"The people of Lau have been crying to the past governments to solve our transportation issues, at least to help us with boat fares, we did not have such things until now.

"Until these politicians approach us in their campaign work, we do not know much about the political parties that are contesting in the elections.

"If they want to come to our villages, we will wait for them.

"But until they come, only then we will know what they have to offer us and what they will do to help us.

"But to be frank, we are in the dark on who will be contesting in the elections."

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