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Fight to eradicate poverty

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Sunday, May 04, 2014

THE People's Democratic Party is committed to a development model that will eradicate poverty and exploitation.

This was revealed by new party leader Felix Anthony to more than 2000 party supporters during the party's AGM at the Girmit Centre in Lautoka yesterday.

"The party is committed to a development model that will eradicate poverty and exploitation, reduce economic and social inequalities, improve food and energy security and guarantee sustainable livelihoods," Mr Anthony said.

"The party has also within its constitution a requirement to have 30 per cent women and 20 per cent youth within its leadership throughout its structures.

Mr Anthony said the PDP was particularly mindful of the need for enhanced investor confidence, sustainable development of our natural resources, the creation of meaningful employment opportunities and the adoption of clear policies to revive the economy, strengthen the informal sector, encourage small business and reduce poverty by meeting peoples' basic needs.

He said PDP was committed to protecting the rights and dignity of workers, including their right to decent work.

"The party will develop policies that comply with all core ILO conventions," Mr Anthony said.

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