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Fiji not ready for polls: Interim PM
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Update: 1:27PM Fijis interim Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama has once again hinted that Fiji will not be ready to hold its general elections come next year.
Commodore Bainimarama admitted today that there are a lot of challenges to meet before the country can hold elections.
Speaking at the 10th National Advisory Council in Lami, Commodore Bainimarama said agents like the National Advisory Council (NAC) will continue to function and discharge their duties for the benefit of the communities and organisation.
He is expecting a good exchange of information between the government agencies and the Councillors which can be the basis on which government can have its plans for future developments.
“Government as usual will address national problems such as poverty, squatter settlements, unemployment, expiry of land leases, drug-abuse and several other related social ills in our society,” Commodore Bainimarama said.
“The Interim Government recognises the national advisory councils through the ministry of provincial development and multi-ethnic affairs and will continue to provide the assistance to the Indian and the minority communities.”
He said the interim Government seeks the views of the NAC on such areas and its support in the States effort to take the country to forward towards a genuine democracy and free and fair elections.
The meeting delved with issues affecting the Indian and the minority communities like the Peoples charter, 2009 general elections, the better utilisation of land, scholarship and community development projects.