Food prices top talks

Deo Kumar raises his concerns during a Fiji Labour Party Pocket Meeting with residents of Lauwaki Wairabetia settlement in Lautoka. Picture: REINAL CHAND

THE price of food items dominated conversation during a Fiji Labour Party rally at Lauwaki in Lautoka on Wednesday.

FLP parliamentary leader Aman Ravindra-Singh emphasised that this was an extremely critical election for the country.

He said any government that came into power had the responsibility to look after the people.

“Today’s state of the country is very poor, there are high crime rates, high price of food items and so there are many difficulties faced by people,” he claimed. Mr Ravindra-Singh said one of their top priorities was the health sector.

“You want good roads or good hospitals? I want roads too, but if I were to have a choice I would want a good medical system.”

Residents also inquired whether FLP would hold any major rallies in the coming days. According to Mr Ravindra-Singh, they were only holding small pocket meetings.

“Wherever we go, we try to inform people to stop fearing because without your support, we will not be able to do anything.

“We were able to have prime ministers because of the support of the people.”