The opening of telecentres around the country comes at a crucial and exciting time in Fiji?s history especially in the lead up to parliamentary elections next year, says Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.
Speaking at the opening of the Lomaivuna High School telecentre, PM Bainimarama said the internet gives the community a new way of staying updated about happenings in Fiji
?It empowers you to make your own decisions, and not rely on second-hand information,? PM Bainimarama said.
?And soon, Fiji will have a new constitution, which will guarantee and protect every person?s right to including housing and sanitation, reasonable access to transportation, adequate food, clean water, a just minimum wage, social security schemes, and education.?
He also highlighted that the new constitution will include the right to economic participation, which means Government must do everything in its power to help people achieve a decent living for themselves and their families, no matter what their occupation.
?These rights cannot be tampered with or weakened in any way. Because Fijians know that different governments have delivered very different results, especially for ordinary people,? PM Bainimarama said.
?This is no longer the case under my Government nor should it be the case in the future.?
PM Bainimarama said government?s most important task was delivering service to people especially providing better access to electricity, clean water, affordable housing, education and transport.