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Leaders need to serve, not wait to be served, says Qereqeretabua

Repeka Nasiko
Thursday, March 08, 2018

NATIONAL Federation Party provisional candidate Lenora Qereqeretabua believes good leaders will serve their people and not wait to be served.

While speaking at an NFP meeting in Lautoka last Friday, she said leadership had led her to stand as a candidate for the next general election.

"For me, leadership is very important when it comes to anything," she said.

"Since I was announced as a provisional candidate for NFP, a lot of people have asked me why are you standing for NFP?

"For me it's about the leadership. Everything rises and falls on leadership.

"Imagine the father as the head of the family or the mayor as the leader of the town or the prime minister as the leader of a country.

"If the leadership is good, if the leadership is just and honest, everything flows down to the people.

"I believe a leader serves. A leader does not wait to be served.

"I believe in Fiji right now, some of the leaders have lost focus of that very important point."

She said it was time that leaders stop serving themselves and start serving the people.

"The huge pay packets that some of our leaders have allowed themselves to be paid.

"We look around us here in Lautoka, we spent last week in Labasa and earlier this week, we were in Sigatoka and we hear the same stories about how difficult it is now to buy the kind of shopping that we bought eight or 12 years ago.

"Is that fair?

"Is that what we want from our leaders?"

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