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Luke Rawalai
Sunday, July 13, 2014

PRIME Minister Rear Admiral (Retired) Voreqe Bainimarama has called on people not to judge him by his words but to judge him by what his government has done so far.

Speaking during the official groundbreaking ceremony of the Somosomo Hydro Project on the island of Taveuni yesterday Rear Admiral (Ret) Bainimarama told people to judge him by his actions.

"The record shows that I have delivered better services in the North, better services for every Fijian and will continue to do so if you put your trust in me to continue the reforms that have made these achievements possible," he said.

"We spent years arguing over who deserves a bigger slice of the national cake instead of working together as one nation to grow that cake and provide everyone with a bigger slice.

"Instead of promoting unity, these politicians promoted division." Rear Admiral (Ret) Bainimarama said the same politicians thought of providing opportunities to every Fijian, they were obsessed with merely conferring benefits on themselves and their own kind and unfortunately, it was still happening.

"I am very disappointed to see certain people in the lead-up to our general election — the first genuinely democratically poll in our history — still being obsessed with rights for some and not for all," Rear Admiral (Ret) Bainimarama said.

"These people are still trying to press the same old buttons, to instil fear in ordinary people about imagined threats that simply don't exist.

"We all know what they are — the supposed threat to iTaukei land, the supposed threat to Christianity, the supposed threat to the educational opportunities of the iTaukei and none of them are legitimate."

Rear Admiral (Ret) Bainimarama came out strong against former politicians thinking of amalgamating their parties saying that some were at each others' throats and brought Fiji to its knees but now pretending that they can work together.

"Who are they trying to kid?

"They need to be asked a simple question, 'if you couldn't work together before, how can we possibly trust you as a nation to work together now?'

"Because the truth is that if they had worked together before, everything that has occurred since in the way of progress — the free education, the economic growth, the jobs, the prosperity — could have happened years ago," Rear Admiral (Ret) Bainimarama said.








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