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PM must be firm, fearless

Mere Naleba
Friday, August 08, 2014

FIJI needs a prime minister who is fearless and is firm in making decisions concerning every Fijian.

FijiFirst party president Dr Jiko Luveni said the only person who is capable of making strong and firm decisions that had moved Fiji forward was FijiFirst party leader Rear Admiral (Ret) Voreqe Bainimarama.

She said one perfect example of Mr Bainimarama not bending to foreign influence was after cutting ties with Australia, New Zealand, the EU and the Commonwealth.

Speaking in the iTaukei language, Dr Luveni said the decision not to easily give in to the demands of these powerful countries worked in Fiji's favour.

Dr Luveni said the Prime Minister knew from day one that Fiji needed someone who could make decisions for every Fijian and not let outsiders dictate terms for them.

She said the 2013 Constitution was one of its kind because it was made available for every Fijian to read and understand after it was printed in the iTaukei language and in Braille for those with impaired vision.

She said the Constitution was put in place to safeguard iTaukei land and all other aspects of the iTaukei people, which were not guarded in previous constitutions.








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