GCC and discrimination have no place in Fiji: PM

May 23, 2022 5:50 am

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Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama reiterates the Great Council of Chiefs and discriminatory policies of previous administrations no longer have a place in Fiji.

Speaking during the iTaukei Affairs Na iLalakai program on Radio Fiji One, Bainimarama highlighted Fiji has come a long way in eradicating policies and institutions such as the GCC that created disunity amongst the population.

“The Great Council of Chiefs was created by the colonial administration to rule and weaken the people. This was obvious. It was created to help the privileged and classed those that were not part of it as commoners.”

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Bainimarama says Fijians nowadays are enjoying equal rights and freedom, regardless of traditional stature.

He adds this is evident in the equal distribution of iTaukei land lease money.