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PM tells Opposition to move on from the past

November 18, 2019 12:50 pm
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has told the Opposition to move on from attempts to discredit the FijiFirst government and debate on issues facing Fiji.

As the new Parliament session got underway, Bainimarama stressed that his government’s years of work will never be undone.

“Those old debates are over. You cannot undo our great achievements. You cannot rob our people of their common identity. You cannot walk into a Year 6 classroom and tell those young folks they are not all Fijian. You cannot tell our students their merit and hard work will be ignored because they don’t have the right background or the right last name, the right connections, they aren’t from the right province or they don’t have enough money.”

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Bainimarama chastised the Opposition for their unrelenting efforts to derail any and all government efforts aimed at nation-building in past Parliament sittings.

The Prime Minister’s address focussed on nation-building, growth and serving the needs of young Fijians – the Opposition being told to wake up to certain realities.

“Young Fijians don’t have time to waste listening to petty spats in this chamber. They are looking forward. They want jobs, they want specialised degrees, they want to build new industries. They want access to new technology.”

The Prime Minister, young Fijians want to be empowered and be able to own homes as well.

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