2018 General Election: Amani makes his vote count

Amane Yameyame holds a copy of the voter instruction booklet after casting his vote at Naisogo settlement polling station in Naitasiri this morning.Picture: ARIETA VAKASUKAWAQA

AMANI Yameyame of Noco village in Rewa took time off from his busy schedule to cast his vote again at the polling station in Naisogo settlement in Naitasiri this morning.

The polling station was among those that were shut down on November 14 due to adverse weather conditions.

The 58-year-oldĀ  said a lot of the people from the area had gone to sell their produce at Nausori market.

“I work as a security and our pay isn’t enough to meet the rise in cost of living. It is a good thing that we have our own farms to supply us with food,” he said.

Mr Yameyame said he earns around $200 a week.

“My salary is used on paying household items that I took on hire purchase so the idea to increase the minimum wage will be good for people like us ,” he said.

A total of 189 registered voters were expected to cast their votes at Naisogo settlement.

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