2018 General Election: China will not take over Fiji, says A-G

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama speaks to supporters during a Fiji First party campaign in Labasa. Picture: LUKE RAWALAI

FIJIFIRST party general secretary Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum told the people of Savusavu that China will never take over Fiji.

He said at a FijiFirst party family fun day in Savusavu last Friday evening that this was legally impossible.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said this would only happen if China waged war in Fiji and won.

He said Muslims were not taking over the running of the country.

He added that the Chinese were not fighting to get control over Fiji, but were building roads for the country.

“The Laisenia Qarase government had borrowed a small loan from the same bank to build the ITC building in Suva,” he said.

“This Government borrowed money from them for seven projects namely the tarsealing of roads along Savusavu Buca Bay, Dreketi Nabouwalu, Sawani-Serea in Naitasiri, construction of bridges in the Sigatoka Valley Rd, tarsealing and construction of the Ba Moto bridge, construction of public rental housing in Raiwai and the subdivision of housing authorities properties in Tacirua. “These seven projects benefited nobody else but you.”

Meanwhile earlier in their campaigns in the North, National Federation Party leader Professor Biman Prasad and Social Democratic Liberal Party candidate Mosese Bulitavu told members of the public that money used by Government for projects were the property of the public and it was the responsibility of any government to bring developments to the people.

Prof Prasad said all previous governments had also undertaken development projects and the administration should refrain from boasting that they alone were responsible for the development of the country.

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