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Hope for better standards

Dawn Gibson
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

SALEND Deo is a father of two who has, for the past 10 years, driven a taxi.

The Nausori man told this newspaper yesterday that while he made ends meet for his family, he hoped whichever government was elected in September would afford him improved living standards and inclusive laws.

"All I want is to see that the law which comes is good. The law should be for everybody, it should be an equal law," the 38-year-old Suva-based driver said.

"As well as law, I think security as well."

Mr Deo thinks Fiji is not necessarily on par with the developed world when it comes to improvements pertaining to living standards.

"I think our country is a bit behind when it comes to those things, but you can't blame any government or any minister, because we are already behind.

"With this, I think everybody should work together to help the government, then anything can happen, only the government alone cannot do anything and now the public will make the government, so we should all be working together."

Mr Deo said while he thought current access to essential services was good, it could be improved.








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