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PM ready to take Fiji into the future

16:42 Mon Jan 01, 2018

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama

Taken from/By: FBC News
Report by: Ana Ravulo

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says that he is ready to take Fiji into the future.

Bainimarama made this comments in his New Year’s message.
He says that in 2017, Fiji has succeeded at home and abroad in meeting great expectations.

“Our success has made 2017 a landmark year in Fijian history, all because we did not shrink from the challenge. We did not leave our fate in the hands of bigger and more powerful and developed nations. We showed once again that a small-island nation can provide mature and responsible leadership to drive the world to action."

Bainimarama says that even in a year of unprecedented success abroad, he is

“We will continue the programmes and initiatives that are the cornerstone of my government’s agenda, free education, new and resilient infrastructures, access to clean water, electricity, telecommunications and government services; support entrepreneurs; and special efforts to bring those on the margins into the economic fold, including our women, young people, the disabled and those in the remote maritime and rural areas.”

He adds that the love shown for our country is our concern and respect for each other stood out for him last year.

“I see that spirit in our peacekeepers, who sacrifice their own safety abroad in the defence of those who cannot defend themselves. I see it our teachers, who dedicate themselves every day to preparing our young people to be tomorrow’s leaders, and tomorrow’s parents, employees and entrepreneurs. I see it in our doctors and nurses who dedicate themselves every day and night to ensure our health and well-being. And I see it in all of our hard-working people, supporting their families and helping to build the new Fiji.”

Bainimarama is asking the public to remain safe and responsible in the New Year and that we all make special efforts to care for all those who need a helping hand.

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