Firstly, I wish to commend Fiji Sun for keeping Fijians posted, during the Rio Olympics via its colourful pictures and apt narrations of the various sports. Vinaka. I was overwhelmed with the Prime Minister’s address during the celebrations on Monday 22/8/2016.
I request Fijians to read his address F/S 23/8 if you have missed it. I wish to take my cue from his comments “But some people simply weren’t team players.” I ask the various Ministers, are you a team player?
If yes, bravo! If not, it’s time to get our “act together”. He goes on to say: “So Team Fiji is starting to play as it should - giving everyone on a level playing field a go and as we score more points for our nation, we are determined to continue to leave no one behind.
“We are taking the marginalised, the elderly, the sick and the disabled with us.” Perfect. Toso Viti! Whilst we are celebrating the great rugby victory in the Olympics, and why not, can I request the Government to also take the new teacher recruits, who are marginalised on board too? Can the Government honour them by giving them their rightful graduate salary of $21,438.00 rather than $12,360.00? Can we put them on a “level playing field” with their fellow colleagues, please?