Nausori Government’s initiative to provide tertiary loan’s scheme and other scholarships are being well utilised by our youths. The rise in tertiary enrolments means more of our country’s youths are now advancing with education.
But I would like to ask if there are jobs for all who graduate? If yes, then why are many sitting at home aimless and jobless. Giving loans to study was our Government’s initiative, but without jobs how will students pay back the money and with interest too. It’s the taxpayers’ money Government had used to give the loan. Then why charge interest on the students? It’s high time Government started creating job oppurtunities for graduates. As there is a saying ‘everything comes with a price these days’. Giving loans is just another burden to our youths. Why not give free full time scholarships?
With the hard training our Vodafone Fijian 7s squad are going through with Ben Ryan, the $30,000 each reward, if they win gold in Rio, is far from their minds, as they need to prove themselves fit and in the right mindset for coach Ryan. In the history of the Olympic Games, Fiji has never won any medal, but our 7s team this year has a good chance to win gold if they prepare well and follow coach Ryan’s game plan. Our boys, as they train daily, need our prayers and support, especially Jarryd Haynes, who threw away big money to be part of the Vodafone Fijian 7s squad for the Olympic Games and confessing that he loves the “lotu” (church service) that is part of the team. Whether the team wins a gold, silver or bronze medal, the medal cash will be enjoyed
I had predicted in my many previous letters that Sitiveni Rabuka’s leadership at the SODELPA House will signal the demise of this political party. But the majority had spoken through a democratic process designed by their management board and they had thrown their full support behind him; the FijiFirst party must now not worry about an Opposition in our 2018 elections. Why couldn’t Rabuka re-register his former SVT Party to prove his point? Why did he have to ride on the successes built by those current hardworking SODELPA members who are in Parliament today? Doesn’t one think they deserve an opportunity to lead? The swing of votes by their members signal their absolute distrust of Ro Teimumu, Viliame Gavoka, Anara Jale, Ro Kini Kiliraki and Ratu Isoa Tikoca whom they see as not having the right credentials to lead them through to the next election and that is a fact no one can dispute; rightly so these MP’s must now accept their new captain. Christian Mission Fellowship International founder Reverend Suliasi Kurulo reportedly professed that he had a vision shown to him whilst praying that a former prime minister will be the next president of SODELPA. But I fail to understand why did he not confidently come out in public as a man of God to tell all well before the AGM elections? He only had the guts and courage to say so before the results was revealed on Friday, June 25. What a joke! Is this a guessing game? From the supporters who attended the SODELPA meeting it now only confirms itself as a political party with not many other Fijians insight, but all of iTaukei origin. Rabuka is again at his best apologising in the Cakaudrove iTaukei dialect to those present. This man is the biggest drama king in our political arena, but ever since he regained consciousness of his wrong doings he has always been apologising to the wrong people.
I would suggest to him to go and locate, irrespective of where in the world they now live, all those who directly suffered from the coup and individually seek their forgiveness and compensate them accordingly. Maybe it might be prudent for those supporters to ask him why he resigned in 1999 after being relegated as Opposition Leader when his SVT Party was overwhelmingly defeated by the FLP. I have great pleasure in introducing the ‘Laughing Samoans’.
I have to thank the Minister for Finance, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, for letting us know that a used vehicle landed cost is $8000 and is sold at $22,000, which is 275 per cent profit for the importer. You have beaten Premila Kumar on this one. Now I know how easily one get rich.