Choose Wisely: Qarase
Former Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase says people need to choose wisely and make one important decision – either to choose what he calls dictatorship government or democratic government.
He spoke at a Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) campaign meeting at Qauia Kindergarten Hall in Lami last night.
Mr Qarase was referring to the leadership and economic status of the country for the past eight years.
“Our economic status for the past eight years is very weak. This is highlighted with regards to the rate of unemployment, poverty and inflation,” he said. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has strongly disputed Mr Qarase’s claims on the economy.
The PM says his Government has improved economic growth and reduced the net deficit.
Questions were raised in the meeting in relation to education scholarships and national debt.
Mr Qarase said that during his leadership, scholarships were being divided into two; Multi-ethnic and Fijian Affairs Board (FAB).
Close to 150 people attended.