Ram: People in need of change
16 August, 2018, 10:00 am
FORMER secondary schoolteacher Dhani Ram believes that people in Fiji are in need of a change in power and he has the ability to bring about change.
The 61-year-old is a provisional candidate of the National Federation Party (NFP) for the 2018 General Election.
Mr Ram said he looked forward to contesting this year’s general election to help bring about change to the lives of ordinary Fijians.
He worked as a teacher for 11 years, but before that he worked in the then Public Works Department (PWD).
He said his interest in politics began way back.
“When I was still at the PWD, I started thinking of going into politics because in our country, we all are involved in politics one way or the other,” Mr Ram said.
He said he chose NFP because of its policies. “A party that has good policies has longer life and that was exactly why I chose this party.”
Mr Ram hopes to focus on the issue of poverty.
“First thing will be poverty. There are a lot of poor people living in squatter settlements and the minimum wage rate is making them suffer,” he claimed.
“This time we have the support, there is no doubt. “We are going around and we are living with the grassroots people and we are talking to the people,” he added.