Fiji Time: 8:00 PM on Friday 1 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

15 years of research on key issues

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Thursday, June 12, 2014

ASPIRING politician Simione Naituku says he will focus on the two main issues that affect Fijians today in the upcoming general election — unemployment and poverty.

Mr Naituku said he wishes to run as an independent candidate.

He has been a civil servant for 24 years and only entered politics this year after extensive research throughout the years on the two issues.

"I believe these two issues need to be addressed by all the political parties and election candidates," Mr Naituku said.

"This is the first time for me to take part.

"I have never been involved in politics but I have involved myself in a lot of research on the two issues which need immediate address.

"It took me about 15 years to do a research on people and how they feel and what they do and upon these researches, I found out that these are the two main issues affecting Fijians nowadays."

The Namono, Tailevu native said his interest to be part of politics arose out of those two issues.

He believes that while he will get his 1000 signatures in his signature collection on August 4, the main idea will be to let the public know of issues surrounding them.

"Signatures are not important to me. What is important is that I spread the message to ordinary people.

"I believe these two main problems should be the priority of parties — whoever is going to win or stand — to make sure they are eradicated.

"I worked as an inspector of fair trading at the Ministry of Trade and I have been involved with youths in my community.

"The number of unemployed people keep on rising every year and something needs to be done to eradicate these two problems."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63070.6117
JPY 51.031748.0317
GBP 0.36550.3575
EUR 0.43960.4276
NZD 0.69010.6571
AUD 0.65750.6325
USD 0.48980.4728

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 1st July 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Hayne jets out
  2. Chief for a day
  3. Rabuka maps plans for 2018 election
  4. Battle for 7s flyers
  5. Fijians stand out
  6. Assault claim probe
  7. NFP lacks vision for all Fijians, says A-G
  8. Farmers served with eviction notices
  9. Chiefs enjoy Fijian hospitality
  10. Macilai ready for his home game

Top Stories this Week

  1. Prayer for a spouse Thursday (30 Jun)
  2. Early morning catch wows crowd at Labasa fish market Tuesday (28 Jun)
  3. Resignation threat Saturday (25 Jun)
  4. Home on a mission Wednesday (29 Jun)
  5. Monster fish halts traffic Wednesday (29 Jun)
  6. Body parts Tuesday (28 Jun)
  7. Rabuka in Saturday (25 Jun)
  8. INTERPOL assists with Natadola gruesome discovery, missing couple Monday (27 Jun)
  9. Hayne jets out Friday (01 Jul)
  10. Police probe body parts find Saturday (25 Jun)