Matuku supports PM
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: firstname.lastname@example.org