Tabuya: Youths will decide country’s future

Lynda Tabuya. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

Lynda Tabuya is among the women who will be sworn in as Members of Parliament. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

THE youths of Fiji will decide the country’s future, says Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) provisional candidateLynda Tabuya.

With the country heading towards the general election, Ms Tabuya said youth voices were needed more now than ever before.

“The youth of this country will decide Fiji’s future. These are not just empty words. According to the 2017 census, about two out of every three people in Fiji is under 40,” she said.

“In the past, youths have not turned up to vote in large numbers. In the 2014 election, a lot of youths didn’t vote because Harry Potter was on TV.”

She said the government policies affected youths the most.

“The sad thing is that government policies affect youths the most. Youths of today will be burdened with paying back our country’s billions of dollars in debt,” Ms Tabuya claimed.

“The fight for our future starts today. It starts with taking your birth certificate and one other ID to a Voter Services Centre.

“For youths, the biggest challenge is making an effort. We must fight to make our voices heard.

“To the youths that don’t want to pay tertiary education loans, fight for your voice to be heard.

“To the youths that don’t want to earn $2.68/hr and would rather start on $4, fight for your voice to be heard.

“To the youths working in the civil service who hate the insecurity of short term contracts, fight for your voice to be heard.”

She called on youths to fight for Fiji.

“The buck stops with you. The moment you realise that your single vote has the power to change your life. This is the moment you will become the change you want to see in the world.”

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