People’s choice is paramount in this upcoming election – Qarase
Former Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase who is ineligible to contest the September elections said the people’s choice is paramount in this upcoming election.
Speaking to about 100 people in Qauia during the SODELPA campaign meeting, Qarase says people need to choose wisely either to choose what he calls dictatorship government or a democratic government.
Qarase is now actively campaigning for SODELPA and is appearing in a number of campaign meetings.
Meanwhile a question was raised by a member of the community whether SODELPA will continue with free education if it forms the next government.
Qarase replied that there is no such thing as free education in Fiji.
According to SODELPA, free education can never happen and it is not right to say that free education is provided.
Qarase questioned the members of the Qauia Community on who pays for the uniforms and lunch for the children.
He said free tuition fees are being provided, not free education.
The Former Prime Minister then said that people should thank the government for providing free bus fares, textbooks and tuition, but they do not believe that Fiji has free education.
Story by Watisoni Butabua