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Party supporters vow to make a difference

Serafina Silaitoga
Monday, September 25, 2017

FIJI Labour Party supporters have called for a change at the helm of national leadership and have vowed to make a difference in next year's election.

The supporters, who attended an FLP meeting in Labasa, told party leader Mahendra Chaudhry that a change was imperative.

Party supporter and sugar-cane farmer Mua Varea said at the meeting that next year's election was an important platform for voters to make good use of.

He told party supporters that making a difference depended on their votes at the upcoming election.

He also highlighted how the plight of canefarmers seemed no longer an important issue to discuss during Parliament meetings.

In response, Mr Chaudhry said the sugar industry was the financial backbone for the people on Vanua Levu.

"We need to look at farmers' needs seriously and Labasa depends on sugar cane for income," he said.

"We can talk about medical services, cost of living and daily issues but what's more important is your freedom.

"These are fundamentals you must understand and do something about it."

Mr Chaudhry said other political leaders would not talk about people's freedom but other issues such as $100 a tonne of cane.

"Those are also important but what is mostly important is your freedom."

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