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Focus on training

Aqela Susu
Friday, February 09, 2018

ENHANCING the lack of manpower training in the country will be one of the main issues former chairperson of the Fiji Higher Education Commission, Dr Richard Wah, will be focusing on as he enters the political arena this year.

Dr Wah will be contesting this year's general election under the National Federation Party banner.

He was announced as one of the 31 provisional candidates for the party last week.

"I hadn't thought much about being a politician but the way things appear to be going in the country at the moment made me think that I needed to take part in politics to try and get some direction that I think we should be going in," Dr Wah said.

"And really the reason is because the things that the NFP is talking about appear to be the kinds of things that's needed in this country at the moment and that's why I decided to go with NFP."

He said he wanted to contest the polls with the NFP because of their policies and the way they were governed.

Dr Wah said the party also had democratic processes and rules that all party members followed.

He said apart from enhancing the manpower in the country, he also hoped to improve Fiji's education system.

"We need to change the education system both in the primary and secondary schools. We need to fix the tertiary institutions as well. We need to fix funding models that have been used by Government."

Another issue Dr Wah hopes to focus on is freedom of expression of the media.

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