Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Bainimarama's New Fiji in 2014

Fiji Broadcasting Corporation, January 26, 2010

Bainimarama says no other institution will run the country apart from the government.
Fiji’s Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama has told civil servants on the island of Kadavu that only government and no other institution will run the country.

Bainimarama says the Fiji military that took over the country in 2006, was different from the military that took over in 1987 and 2000.

He added that there would be no delay to elections being held in 2014, but the military would ensure the new government keeps to the path they have set.

FBC Reporter Apisalome Coka is in Kadavu with the Prime Minister’s delegation and filed this report:

"Speaking to civil servants at the Vunisea government station Prime Minister Commodore Bainimarama declared that Government will run the country and no other institution, such as the Methodist Church or the Great Council of Chiefs

Bainimarama says this is where past governments have failed. The PM urged civil servants to work together. He said the country has a new military in place that is much different from the military that took over in 1987 and 2000.

Bainimarama told civil servants the military council has suggested he bring in four of his colonels as Commissioners as he wants quick responses to what the people need."

"The Commander has also called on government officials in the province to urge the people to stand by the people’s Charter. He says the People’s Charter is the backbone to the reforms being carried out in the country.

"He also revealed that officials from the World Bank who visited the country last November supported government plans and told him it was the best for Fiji.

"Bainimarama also confirmed there will be no delay in elections scheduled for 2014. He said by 2014 Politicians, church leaders, chiefs, and all those in leadership roles should be ready to continue where his government has brought the country to. But he warned the Military will always be there to see the path taken by the new government is on the same track."

Apisalome Coka."

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