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Chaudhry pleased

Avinesh Gopal
Thursday, September 04, 2014

FIJI Labour Party leader Mahendra Chaudhry is happy with the response towards the party from the people of the Northern Division.

Although he is not contesting the general election, Chaudhry toured the division last weekend to boost support for the party.

"I am very happy with the response in Labasa, Savusavu and Taveuni," he said.

"The party's support is intact and the support from the iTaukei community is good.

"They want a change, they want this government out. On my way to Labasa from Savusavu, I stopped at Bagasau Village in Cakaudrove and met with a whole lot of villagers and held discussions with them."

Chaudhry said the villagers raised concerns on pre-polling, especially the village being a venue when it was located just next to the main road between Labasa and Savusavu.

He also found out that the major issue in the division was the economy, considering the downturn in the sugar industry.

"The recent drought also affected people in the division badly and water shortages are widespread in rural areas, making it very difficult for people to maintain their lifestyle.

"Also, there is a scarcity of vegetables.

"The demand is high and with the low supply due to the drought, the price of vegetables has gone up."








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