Opposition spreading lies about itaukei rights – PM

By: Halitesh Datt

 

11052401_955575781142024_2819575659360742838_oPrime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has once again slammed his political opponents in public saying they have been spreading lies about the rights of i-taukei in the country.

While handing over lease documents to trustees of the Raiwai Youth and Community Center, the PM said the rights, culture and traditions of all Fijians are guaranteed by the Constitution.

It was moments of flashbacks for the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama as he handed the lease documents of more than 4 square meters of land to the trustees of Raiwai Youth and Community Centre.

The piece of land with a market value of more than 450 thousand dollars has been handed to the Community for free of charge.

” I am also committed to assisting into the restoration of this center, making necessary improvements, cement its roles in the lives of people in this country. We now have new board of trustees who are fired with enthusiasm for the restoration project. ” said Bainimarama

However his down the memory lane moments cut short after expressing his disappointments on claims that i taukei rights are not protected.

“You would have heard that a delegation of our political opponent telling the United Nations in New York that we are working against the interest of i taukei and dis-possessing them of their lands and rights. This is a complete lie. The truth is that i taukei are now stronger under my government than they ever been” said Bainimarama

With economic growth projected to be 4 percent or over, Bainimarama said better days are yet to come.

” Just as we have empowered this community center by giving the title to the land where you gather, we are empowering every Fijian. We are giving children who couldn’t go to school a chance to do so. We are giving the underprivileged a helping hand with free medicine and water and better access to access to housing and health” said Bainimarama

The PM has urged the community to work as one for the progress of the country.

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