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Fijians urged to work together

December 26, 2018 5:15 pm
President, Major General Retired Jioji Konrote

President, Major General Retired Jioji Konrote is calling on all Fijians to help Fiji grow into one of the most progressive and successful democracies in the world.

Konrote says the time for politicking is now over and the focus must shift on continuing to build Fiji’s economic growth to ensure the gains are felt and appreciated by everyone.

In his Christmas message the President once again reminded Fijians to work towards for the betterment of the country.

“My fellow Fijians, I also ask that we take stock of what we have achieved together as a Nation. Here at home, we have worked exceptionally hard to continue our economic growth for an unprecedented ninth consecutive years. We have started to implement our National Development Plan that will ensure we are able to realize our full potential.”

Konrote also thanked those who are away from home flying the Fijian flag.

“I ask that we remember our soldiers who represent our Nation in peace-keeping duties; our health workers including our Doctors and Nurses; our Teachers and those in other professions, including our sportspeople. Sports in particular is a proven unifying factor, and I thank our National Fifteen-a-side Team for their win over France, a Tier-One rugby Nation. Our team demonstrated that our small island nation can also compete with bigger and richer nations.”

Konrote says 2018 was an eventful year for Fiji as we welcomed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Prime Minister successfully concluded his COP23 presidency.

Fiji has also become the first Pacific Island nation to be a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

The President also called on everyone to respect other religions and also denounce the ills of society including violence against women, children and the vulnerable.