Calm down, Usamate tells Opposition
Take it easy, the truth hurts, Jone Usamate told the Opposition. The Minister for Health and Medical Services made these comments while responding to a series of criticisms from the Opposition on the 2016-2017 national budget in Parliament on Tuesday. He was responding to comments by the Opposition that Government lacked vision and that the budget had no theme also. Mr Usamate said that was a false understanding of what the Government was all about. “Calm down, calm down. Take it easy, the truth hurts,” he said. “We believe we have a vision that we have a strong united country where everyone in this country is regarded as one,” he said.
“If we are able to do that, we will have a strong country. Today we have heard some of the most despicable filth that has ever come into this House.” Mr Usamate said FijiFirst Government believed in a united Fiji.
“A Fiji that builds a strong country, a Fiji that doesn’t demarcate people according to what their hair looks like or whether they have their hair and do not have their hair, what their religion is, what they speak and what they eat. “We treat everyone equally and when we are looking at our country, and when we are trying to tell ourselves what we should do in this country, we do not look at the ethnicity or religion of people,” he said. Mr Usamate said they selected the best possible person for every occupation, because it was all based on merit.
“If we are able to do that, they can do the kinds of things in those organisations to develop and to deliver value for our people.” Edited by Naisa Koroi