In-tent Vil­lager Backs Our Con­sti­tu­tion

Fiji Sun - - Fiji Today - RON­ALD KU­MAR

Fil­ipe Kaic­oco still lives in a tent with his fam­ily at Kade Vil­lage, Koro. But yes­ter­day they were at Al­bert Park in Suva to cel­e­brate the first Con­sti­tu­tion Day. “We were in Suva to check out our build­ing ma­te­rial. We did not want to miss this event,” Mr Kaic­oco said. Their house was among many that were de­stroyed by Trop­i­cal Cy­clone Win­ston in Fe­bru­ary this year.

Mr Kaic­oco, 55, said this Con­sti­tu­tion was for ev­ery­one. “I have read it and I am happy with it,” he said. “Some peo­ple are say­ing their iTaukei rights are not pro­tected. That’s not true. iTaukei rights are, in fact, pro­tected.”

Mr Kaic­oco, a for­mer sol­dier, said Fiji was a mul­tira­cial coun­try. “We should un­der­stand each other, be­ing hon­est and let’s help one an­other.

“I am happy that the peo­ple in Fiji are in­ter­act­ing with each other. Mr Kaic­oco said he had reg­is­tered un­der the Help for Home Ini­tia­tive from the Gov­ern­ment.

“We’re still liv­ing in tent and makeshift shel­ter wait­ing for ma­te­ri­als from the Gov­ern­ment. We know there is a short­age,” he said.

Edited by Maraia Vula

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