SODELPA MPs DEFY RATU NAIQAMA’S OR­DER

Fiji Sun - - Fiji Today - Rosi Do­viver­ata

SODELPA MPs de­fied pres­i­dent, Ratu Naiqama Lal­a­bal­avu’s di­rec­tive to re­ject the al­lowance hike for par­lia­men­tar­i­ans. Yes­ter­day they voted in favour of the new al­lowances which Par­lia­ment passed. In his let­ter to all party MPs, Ratu Naiqama said: “A vote in sup­port of in­creases in al­lowances at a time when those af­fected by the rav­ages of TC Win­ston are still liv­ing in tents, school chil­dren are still at­tend­ing schools in makeshift leak­ing class­rooms, the con­tin­u­ing rel­a­tive low wage rates across the board as well as the in­creas­ing cost of liv­ing, is in­ap­pro­pri­ate.”

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