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People urged to stop instilling fear

Luisa Qiolevu
Friday, February 23, 2018

NATIONAL Federation Party leader Professor Biman Prasad has called on those instilling fear among community members to stop such acts.

He told the community of Naleba in Labasa during their northern talanoa session for them not to be carried away by fear.

"Do not be carried away by false propaganda," he said.

Prof Prasad said their party wanted to promote genuine democracy.

"Genuine democracy means governments come and go and that is why we are sure there are people that understand that," he said.

Prof Prasad said they would focus on their policies and they would also focus on what the current government had done.

"Those who are putting fear in to people, I call upon them to stop it."

During the talanoa session, Naleba resident Ritesh Chand said they needed to see some change.

"We need change and we mean change for a better future," he said.

Mr Chand claimed even though there were developments done in the North, it was carried out in a few places.

"We need more developments in the North because most of the time we are the ones in the rural areas that are neglected," he said.

"We need this to be highlighted in government and also most of the times we are scared of pointing out things that we feel are not right."

Another resident, Punsami raised the issue about the high cost of living that has been one of the major fears at grassroots level.

"We appreciate the free bus fare, medicine, school fees, but we are still scared to point out that the cost of living is still too high for us," he said.

"We need some of the cost of food to go down so we can breathe, because most of us don't earn enough."

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