Fiji Time: 7:10 PM on Thursday 22 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Critical issues

Litia Vulaidausiga
Saturday, August 02, 2014

EMPLOYMENT opportunities and the cost of living have been among the most pressing issues highlighted by rural dwellers at campaign meetings organised by the National Federation Party.

Speaking in Navo, Nadi, party executive Faizal Koya said the campaign trail in the Western Division, which has covered a considerable amount of rural communities, continued to bring to light the basic struggles faced by many.

"Like our leader said, we have graduates in the West and rural areas who even with good degrees are unable to find employment," Mr Koya said.

"One thing we noticed about the rural areas is that they are going to the basics, finding difficulty getting basics like groceries because they cannot afford to."

He said education, particularly access to higher education, was another issue of concern highlighted by rural people, with many bound by financial limitations.

"If you note, statistically, in the last 10, 15 to 20 years, the rural schools have really produced students who are able to elevate themselves and get a better education.

"The only unfortunate thing is the bridge that is missing is the finance side of it. With Professor Prasad as a leader, we find it very comforting to have a leader who is able to foresee and draw up a plan for the next five to 10 years for the youths."








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 0.63400.6150
JPY 54.415451.4154
GBP 0.35770.3497
EUR 0.40670.3947
NZD 0.68870.6557
AUD 0.64290.6179
USD 0.50130.4843

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 22nd, February, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Wheels for ex-PMs
  2. Police brutality claims
  3. Ministers and public transport
  4. 200 vehicles from China
  5. Farmer admitted to Bar after struggle
  6. NFP: No to coup
  7. Public 'sick and tired'
  8. Family homeless after fire
  9. Nasinu family homeless after fire
  10. Students receive access to internet

Top Stories this Week

  1. Long wait Monday (19 Feb)
  2. Plans to open caves for public viewing Monday (19 Feb)
  3. None like Gita Friday (16 Feb)
  4. Tears flow for eleven Wednesday (21 Feb)
  5. Wheels for ex-PMs Thursday (22 Feb)
  6. Masirewa scores biggest try Monday (19 Feb)
  7. Adi Meretui joins SODELPA camp Monday (19 Feb)
  8. Bitcoin rises above $20,175 Saturday (17 Feb)
  9. Sau's 7s aim Monday (19 Feb)
  10. Indian engineers to assess Fiji's railway network Monday (19 Feb)