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Shayal Devi
Tuesday, July 01, 2014

FIJI Labour Party leader Mahendra Chaudhry has called on people to seriously consider policies on eradicating poverty before casting their vote.

While addressing the crowd during the closing night of the Farmers Carnival last Saturday, Chaudhry said about 43 per cent of people lived below the poverty line.

"Ten years ago, it was 33 per cent," he said.

"If we don't address this problem effectively, over the years the figures might reach 60 per cent.

"We have to have a solution to eradicate poverty.

"There are many people in our society who do not have the means to educate their children or to put food on the table.

"We know that poverty has been escalating in this country and we must reverse this and do something so that we address this problem effectively," he claimed.

He said unemployment and rising cost of living had affected majority people, adding these were issues people must consider before voting in September.








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