Fiji has reached greater heights with unity as our driver for progress: President
October 10, 2019 3:26 pm
Thousands of Fijians around the country today marked our 49th year of Independence.
In his national address for Fiji Day, President Major General Ret’d Jioji Konrote highlighted that ‘unity’ has been the single greatest driver for our progress.
President Konrote also reflected on our achievements as a nation and highlighted that Fiji has reached new and greater heights.
He says a lot has been achieved since our last Fiji Day.
President Konrote says we carried out our second National Election – cementing a democratic future where one person equals one vote.
In this election, we saw more women parliamentarians being elected than ever before. A big step in the right direction for achieving equality and one that will inspire a new generation of little girls all across Fiji to dream of holding public office and serving their country.
He adds we have also witnessed a rapid expansion of digital government transformation in just over a year.
Brought a number of government services to the fingertips of Fijians through their phones and computers. Increased connectivity with free public Wi-Fi hotspots and given the nation access to Walesi free to air television. It is clear that the Fiji of today is more modern, efficient and competitive in the global market place for the benefit of both our people and our growing economy.
Meanwhile, Albert Park in Suva was a sea of blue as people from all walks of life gathered to witness the Fiji Day celebrations.
Fiji Day Celebrations were also held in Lautoka, Labasa, and Levuka today.