SV wishes to commend the FTA and its President in their unwavering stance against the illegal junta. We fully understand the pressures heaved on them, their families and their members, yet they have maintained their stance on a matter of principle. They remind us of the courageous Fiji Nurses Association and their stance against the illegal junta who virtually forced them into submission. The Fiji Nurses Association should hold their head up high because at a time when all institutions seem paralyzed, they took up the freedom torch and kept the struggle alive. Now it is the FTA’s turn and we hope this momentum will continue and have a snowball effect on this illegal junta. We know that many read SV each morning and throughout the day together with other freedom blog sites, so let’s blog on ragone. To Tevita Koroi and the FTA, SV stands squarely behind you!
Tevita Koroi maintains that FTA won’t support an illegal government’s recommendations Taken from / By: FBCL
The Fijian Teachers Association has maintained they will not support the work of an illegal government and its recommendations.
FTA President Tevita Koroi made the statement as he was responding to a clause in Pillar two of the draft charter which states “phase out institutional names that denote racial affiliations.”
Koroi says the Interim Government is illegal and its proposals and recommendations should not have taken place.
“We turn to questions on what basis these proposals are being made because organizations that are in existence whether they are trade unions organizations, civil society organizations or religious organizations these organizations have been registered by government they’ve registered there respective acts and laws and they have been in existence and they have been functioning according to government regulations that clearly states there objectives and they have been fulfilling their roles as organizations within the communities .”
Koroi adds he does not know why people are talking about names and dismantling some of the objectives and memberships of some organizations. He says organizations such as theirs have their freedom of existence in the constitution.
“How far are we going to go as far as changing names and putting on new names and its quite a very complex kind of situation if we try to tangle ourselves with this kind of discussions.”
Fiji Broadcasting Corporation