Call for Opposition not to politicise climate change and COVID-19 issues

Minister for Rural and Maritime Development and Disaster Management Inia Seruiratu chats with the Minister for Health, Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete and Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama during a parliament session tea break. Picture: PARLIAMENT OF FIJI

Minister for Rural and Maritime Development and Disaster Management Inia Seruiratu has called on the Opposition not to politicise climate change  and COVID-19 issues as it concerned people’s lives.

Speaking in response to the Presidential speech for the opening of the new session of Parliament, Mr Seruiratu said the Opposition needed to “understand this”.

“As a nation our greatest threat is climate change and more recently, the COVID-19 pandemic as these issues concern people’s lives. The other side of this Parliament must understand this is what we must not politicise because of the ramifications,” Mr Seruiratu said.

He said the speech delivered by the President was a call for solidarity.

“His Excellency’s acclaimed address is a call to bind forces to make the voiceless heard in the global arena, a call to protect the democratic frontier for the younger generation, a call for patriotism, and a call for unity to embrace challenges swayed before all Fijians.”

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