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President highlights Government’s achievements

The President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi Konrote gave an address at the opening of the Parliament 2017-2018 in Suva today.

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September 4, 2017 2:55 pm

In his speech, the President outlined some achievements of the Bainimarama government:

  • A constitution that has been “acclaimed internationally.”
  • 2014 elections were “well-run and eminently credible by international standards.”
  • Fiji Elections Office and its Supervisor’s conduct “won them international acclaim and recognition.”
  • Fiji’s “eight consecutive years of economic growth.”
  • Fiji “reputation among development partners and international financial institutions has never been stronger
  • Fiji is one of five countries in the Asia Pacific region where “inequality has in fact decreased.”
  • Unemployment figures lowest in 15 years
  • Education, health and welfare benefits “extended as never before.”
  • Government benefits “put more money in the hands of the lowest-income Fijians.”
  • Public education “is now truly free.”
  • The Free Medicine Programme provides medicines free
  • Income-tax exemption to the first $30,000

Major-General Konrote also previewed a list of legislative changes the FijiFirst government will work on before the next elections.

President Konrote Speech (September 04, 2017).

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