Bainimarama reflects on promises

Prime Minister of Fiji and Minister for iTaukei Affairs and Sugar Industry, Voreqe Bainimarama. Picture: SUPPLIED/ Fijian Parliament FB

PRIME Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says his vision and promise to end the decades of division, ethnic discrimination and communalism that nearly drove our nation into the ground is coming to pass every year.

He highlighted this in his response to the President’s opening address in Parliament yesterday.

He also briefly articulated a number of promises he made when he first became the PM.

“I promised to build a better, more united and more inclusive country,” he said.

“I promised to end the decades of division, ethnic discrimination and communalism that nearly drove our nation into the ground.

“I promised to end the systemic corruption that plagued our development. I promised to bring smart and strategic management to our economy.

“And I promised to fight every day for a future worthy of the potential of the coming generations.”

Mr Bainimarama said every year progress had become more tangible in the lives of the Fijian people.

“Every year, more of that vision has come to pass and our record of achievement has grown prouder.

“Every year, Fiji has come closer to realising our national destiny.

“But that work is not over.

“The job is not yet done. Sustaining our prosperity demands every ounce of energy we can muster, every shred of ingenuity we can summon, and every parliamentarian’s total focus and commitment,” he added.

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