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FLP promotes equity

Nasik Swami
Sunday, April 06, 2014

AS electoral developments unfold, the Fiji Labour Party says it will have special policies to promote gender equity, youth schemes to provide adequate jobs for the young population and policies to preserve and promote Fiji's diverse cultural traditions.

In its mini-manifesto for the 2014 polls, the party said that, if it won the election, it would put in place measurers to reverse and redress some current laws. The party said its founding principles were people-focused and social democratic in nature, with emphasis on human rights and freedoms, social justice, equity and equal opportunities.

The mini-manifesto said the party came into being in 1985 in answer to the then government's neglect of ordinary citizens.

"Since then FLP has built up a credible reputation for defending and promoting the rights of workers, farmers, small businessmen and the poor and disadvantaged in our society. All manifestos have reflected this," the mini-manifesto said.

It said that to deliver the party's social policies there must be a favourable climate for sustainable economic growth.

"This means promoting private investment, business activities and agricultural development that will create employment, enhance the quality of life of our people and foster national prosperity.

"For all this it is essential to have political stability and the rule of law which in turn will engender investor confidence. We must also have in place the necessary infrastructure to facilitate investment and growth."

The party said it would only release a more substantial manifesto when it is certain of Fiji's progress.

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