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No substantial growth

Luke Rawalai
Monday, May 26, 2014

THERE has been no substantial economic growth in Vanua Levu during the past five years claims Fiji Labour Party leader Mahendra Chaudhry.

Chaudhry said being the second largest island in the country, Vanua Levu had been neglected and forgotten.

Speaking during a political rally in Labasa on Saturday, Chaudhry claimed the economy in the North had been in recession.

"I am very happy with the response I have been getting from my pocket meetings and this is my 15th meeting," he said.

"My style of campaigning is through small pocket meetings where I get to maintain personal touch with the people.

"We have done this in the past with great success and we are happy with it even during my first campaign visit to the North."

Chaudhry said there would be more visits to Vanua Levu and other parts of Fiji. "I am confident and the support for the people's party has been pouring in from all walks of life including farmers, workers and ordinary people.

"I am very encouraged with the support I have been getting from the iTaukei community.

"Issues commonly raised by people include high cost of living, inflation, poverty and this is common throughout the country."

Chaudhry said the FLP had a dream of securing a bright future for the Fijian people.








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