Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa, Delta, BC, Canada
Fijians just do not understand the mentality of the Opposition parliamentarians. The Government has done a big favour to all Fijians, including those who voted the Opposition into Parliament, by using its power to give all Fijians whose names are recorded in the Data Bureau Limited a clean slate and a fresh start.
When all Fijians should be celebrating, the Opposition turns holier than thou, opposing what will bring smiles to those who voted them in, but stand in defence of the Data Bureau who has shut out people with bad credit for a long time. Come on Opposition, let Fijians enjoy this clean slate, learn from their past mistakes and do the right thing as they move on with their lives. Reminds me of that village where its cooperative store was empty because all the households in the village were consuming stock but booking it down.
So in a big village meeting, the co-operative manager revealed that there was no cash to buy more supplies, as all the households were not paying their debts.
After a long debate and finger-pointing that lead nowhere, the turaga-ni-koro stood up and said, “Since we all can’t pay what we owe, let us all kaila (shout) to forget what we owe, and after this start fresh all over again. They all kaila and shouted with joy, but when the people ended their kaila, the turaga-ni-koro’s kaila was the longest. He owed the most.