Jab law worry – Political parties raise concern over PM’s move

Political Party leaders during a press conference. Picture: FILE

Political parties in Fiji are concerned about Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama’s stringent enforcement measures against Fijians who fail to take their COVID-19 jabs.

In a televised announcement on Thursday night, Mr Bainimarama said all employers and employees in Fiji – including civil servants – should be vaccinated as a condition of their employment.

Social Democratic Liberal Party leader Viliame Gavoka said vaccination should be done with dialogue.

National Federation Party leader Professor Biman Prasad said it showed Government’s failure of political leadership.

Fiji Labour Party leader Mahendra Chaudhry said the enforcement measures were a constitutional issue.

Unity Fiji party leader Savenaca Narube shared similar sentiments.

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