Matuku supports PM

March 16, 2014 | Filed under: Fiji News | Posted by:

Island chief says Bainimarama’s roadmap is way forward for Fiji and they fully support him

TALEBULA KATE MATUKU The Tui Matuku in Lau, Roko Alipate Baleilakeba Mocevakaca, speaking on behalf of his people, has vowed support for the Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama’s proposed party, in the coming elections. This was the message relayed to the Minister for Women, Dr Jiko Luveni during a talanoa session at the Matuku District House (Vale ni Tikina) at Yaroi, Matuku, Lau on Thursday. The Tui Matuku also told the Minister that the people of Matuku fully supported the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama-led Government. “We fully suport the Government of the day and for this election we will vote for the Prime Minister’s party,” Roko Alipate said. He said they would join Mr Bainimarama’s party because of what he had done for the rural and island people. Past governments have made many unfulfilled promises. He said those in the maritime islands were neglected in the past but the Bainimarama-led Government had really cared for them. The Tui Matuku said the Prime Minister was on record when he said his Government wanted to empower those in the rural and maritime areas by giving them the things they needed to stand on their own feet and to improve their lives and those of their families. Mr Bainimarama had earlier said – “Our promises are not empty words to win support – which we all know is what happened with previous governments. We intend to deliver on the promises we make.” The Tui Matuku said this was the new political way that the people of Fiji wanted. “We’re tired of the old politicians who will only take the country backwards when elected,” he said. He said they also wanted Mr Bainimarama to be the Prime Minister after the elections; to continue with his roadmap for a better Fiji for all.

Police post for Matuku The people of Matuku want a police post on the island. Roko Alipate said there were a lot of unlawful acts on the island and the presence of the police would act as a deterrent. “We need to live peacefully and without fear in our own villages,” Roko Alipate said. In her response the Miniser for Women said he would take the matter up with those responsible. Feedback:


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  1. Maritime shipping to Lau has worsened since this regime took power. At one time it was once a month or more.

    You obviously have not read the constitution to understand how does not support your itaukei land rights and know it is a dictators constitution. Do not know the corruption and the implications of the Public accounts not being made “public”. Nor understand what the weakening of the unions will mean to individual workers right nor the lack of independence of the judiciary evidenced by recent cases.

    You are a very poor chief the kind of chief that Bai’s word should go and drink home-brew under the mango tree.

  2. This is cheap publicity by the illegal regime. Dr. Jiko did not pull or did any work when she was employed by government. She is not worth a Minister.The thugs are all filling their pockets and having a good retirement.

  3. The illegal regime is using government resources for their campaign Fiji must have an interim government otherwise the election will be rigged by khayium…

  4. I urge all the political parties especially SOPEDLA to expose the lies, corrupt and nepotism of this government to the public. How Khayium gave job to his brother, Muslims holding top posts and aunty Nur making millions and hiding money in overseas account.
    A vote to Bainimarma is a vote to Muslim rule in Fiji.

  5. the chiefs are redundant and irrelevant so said the illegal PM after taking over.
    but now the chiefs – the ones supporting him – are relevant and no doubt significant ( they were all previously deemed to be “insignificant” in the “new” everyone is “equal” Fiji fashioned by the coup leader) because they can be used to campaign for the illegal PM’s ambition to hang onto power.

  6. This is what freedom and democracy is all about , individuals making choices that affect their lives.

    Has been happening since 1970 and will continue .

    Survival mode and power to lead Fiji so the people benefit in the basics of life.

    Lau has benefited from the Alliance government whereby no outsiders were allowed into its qoliqoli thus preserved until now. Gold mine for sea water minerals , tourism and sea resources , etc

    As for sea transport , I am confused as to why it is still a very big problem for maritime provinces? Can someone help here please ? With all the well educated and professionals from the Lau group , why have they neglected transport to their home turfs ?

  7. I am reminded by the words put into the mouth of a chief in Lomaiviti for his support for Bahi…only to be vehemently denied by the chief and his people. This could be the same….unless told directly by the chief to news media…Jiko could be lying.

    No chief can speak for hundreds of people nowdays. People are independent thinkers now..they choose for themselves…an sure Matuku people are infuriated with this chief….good they are angry, they will turn away from the illegal PM.

  8. Why are Sodelpa supporters worried about the matuku’s chief’s support for Frank.

    If they are sure of their support, they should just ignore this. My view is that Sodelpa is in for a big surprise as what happened to SVT in 99.

  9. Never forget the three traits of Fiji’s national character: The desire for unearned income (kerekere), cowardliness (Lamusona) and first and foremost backstabbing (Liu muri).

  10. Frank is going to win this election of course,no matter what you say or think.Franks action to the people of Fiji is much louder and I mean service delivery when I say that

  11. Sure Papa Pigs action of corruption, nepotism, murder, and lies speak louder than anything he says or does.

  12. The Tui Matuku statement assumes that he represents at best the ideals of his people. Ethically such a view is worrysome, if that is the aggregate view of that Vanua. However, when Chiefs would speak out directly and not through the appropriate (matanivanua) office, questions the validity of hs claim that such is a Vanua’s view.

  13. The title “Tui Matuku” was created by Ma’afu and the people of Lau.

    Before that the Tui Yaroi had his influence on part of the island while others like Qalikarua had theirs.

    The last Tui Yaroi surrendered to Ma’afu and was taken prisoner to Lakeba where he spent his last days and died. None of his ” Matuku Dua ” warriors was able to go and get him back from Lakeba.

    The Tui Matuku title was then created and Saroniceva, one of the sons of the last Tui Yaroi who had accepted Christianity, was installed as the first Tui Matuku.

    Given the above the current Tui Matuku may have found it proper to consult the other Chiefs in the Province before making his utterances as reported.

  14. Matua, you may be rightoin how history is recorded however, that does not take away Ratu Alipate Baleilakeba MOCEVAKACA and his people’s support for the current Government. You are indeed good in history however, failed to see in your own naked eys eyes what your fellows Lauan’s are benefiting from this Government.

    You are history if you vote or decide not to vote. This Government is there to stay and rule for the next 12 years.

  15. Amena, what development has Bhai’s govt done that you say is beneficial to the people of Lau ? List them.
    For a start how often and which vessels now travel to the group carrying essential supplies to the people of the Lau Province. Compare that to the figures prior Dec 2006 and proceed year by year up to now.
    You are a true copy of your leader Bhai who does not seem to know what he talks about.

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