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Ro Teimumu: Party seeks to renew and revive Fiji

Siteri Sauvakacolo And Nasik Swami
Sunday, June 15, 2014

THE Social Democratic and Liberal Party says it is committed to co-operating with all Fijian citizens to overcome the consequences of a complex colonial history of ethnic separation.

Party leader Ro Teimumu Kepa, in naming the party candidates at the Civic Centre in Suva yesterday, said the party sought a Fiji revived, a Fiji renewed and radiant Fiji encompassing full employment and opportunity where people could lift themselves out of poverty.

"We seek a nation united and happy in its distinctive diversity," Ro Teimumu said.

"We must come together to strengthen social cohesion, to deepen tolerance and respect, and to forge a greater national unity from our diversity.

"But all this cannot be imposed and it cannot be forced upon us by oppressive and restrictive decrees," she claimed.

"We are again a symbol of hope for humankind."

Ro Teimumu said the party saw a free Fiji of equality and just laws, well-governed through the collective authority of a cabinet that is representative of our communities, and answerable to Parliament and the people.

"In our Fiji, the citizenry will possess the constituent power of the State; their voices will be heard.

"A SODELPA government and cabinet will be based on collective consensus and mutual respect in the time-honoured way of the best of our Fijian traditions.

"We will be open, fair, consultative, compassionate and just. That is the difference we stand for."








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