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Facing the challenge

Avinesh Gopal
Thursday, June 19, 2014

THE People's Democratic Party will take on the huge challenge that lies ahead of it with vigour in the countdown to the general election.

While opening the party's national office in Suva yesterday, PDP leader Felix Anthony said the past seven to eight years had been difficult for the people.

"It has been one with uncertainty, one where people lived in fear," said Mr Anthony, adding that human, individual and workers' rights had been taken away from them.

"PDP stands to ensure that the rights and freedom of people are restored and it has to be done soon after the election.

"When we talk about rights, we also talk about indigenous rights, children's rights and people's rights.

"Any attempt by anybody to restrict or remove these rights will be strongly objected to by the PDP."

Mr Anthony said by restoring these rights, the party would give back to the people of Fiji their dignity and respect.

He said most Fijians were being denied the right to decent living.

"The $2 hour minimum wage is a crime. No one in the country can live with that wages and it's a step backwards for workers and the country."

He said the PDP would ensure a just minimum wage was paid to all workers in the country.

"The PDP will commit itself to a transparent and open government and we are committed to removing corruption.

"PDP will act decisively on issues of unemployment, poverty, health care and social justice. We have a very exciting future ahead for us."

Mr Anthony also said the opening of the national office was a special occasion and a step forward for the party since its inception.

PDP president Lynda Tabuya said the party was proud to have its own space to operate from.

The party's management, board members and some aspiring candidates were present at the opening of its national office at 103 Gordon St.

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