Fijileaks: We have decided to withhold the names of the complainants!
Often times we hear people criticising and even swearing at Advisory Councillors and their service. Yes there are some who have been involved in malpractice and neglect. We know who they are and we will deal with them.
However, for the past few weeks I have worked with some of the Advisory Councillors in the West and found out how hard they work. Sometimes they walk on foot or ride on horses to reach people and list their names for assistance or to assess damage by disasters.
They have waited with me for hours in the heat without food and water for ration trucks to arrive and then organise delivery to each and every home, sometimes at their own expense, so that people at least have food on their tables.
As I write this my team of Advisory Councillors are still distributing ration in various areas of the West on trucks hired by them in the dark of the night and in the rain. Yesterday they delivered ration until 3 in the morning. Of course they can't reach all the places but it won't hurt people to take a few steps and reach your councillors.
Some of these Advisory Councillors also have their houses damaged but they chose to serve the people first and repair their homes second.
The service they provide is for a meagre allowance (it used to be free service before) and they haven't even received their allowances for the past few months. They battle abuses, criticism, swearing, insults etc from the people they serve on phone or in person yet their spirits are not dampened. They continue their job.
I salute all my hardworking Advisory Councillors around the country and ask them to keep up with the hard work. (P.S Needless to say if you have meritorious complaints about your Advisory Councillors please refer them to me and I will deal with them without bias). Yogesh Chand Parmesh Chand L N Louis Bobby Hirendra Singh, Rajendra Prasad, Mobin Khan, Kishore Chand, Sat Kishore, Mukesh Chand, Ram Prakash, Sarwan Kumar, Deo Chand, Ritesh Krishan Chandra, Sheikh Wajib, Mohammed Hilal, Mukesh Chand, Rup Chand, Muni Mukesh Chand, Sanil Prakash, Rajendra Prasad, Haritrash Chand, Nagur Sami, Nilesh Sharma, Atish Kumar, Mulkeet Singh & many others: By Ashneel Sudhakar