How does he know who did not vote for him? What does he have from the Elections Office that will allow him to identify who did or did not vote for him? No names or numbers were on the ballot papers?
Development funds come from all taxpayers of Fiji as well as foreign donors. These are not the personal funds of Bainimarama to do with as he pleases. He should understand this by now. Taxpayers include many who did not vote for Frank Bainimarama and his Fiji First Party. They have equal rights for their tax dollars to be used for their well-being.
Opposition hits back - Aiyaz Kahiyum must take appropriate action against Bainimarama for breaching their own 2013 Constitution:
Reacting to the front page stories of The Fiji Times and Fiji Sun [Oct 26th] Ratu Naiqama said the comments attributed to Prime Minister Bainimarama are in breach of the constitution. They violate Sec 1 (a), (d), (e) and (f) covering Common and equal citizenry, and Sec 26 of the Bill of Rights (1), (2) and (3) covering Right to equality and freedom from discrimination.
"This latest and outrageous threat by the Prime Minister gives people a real sense of the type of government now in office," Ratu Naiqama said. "It is consistent with what he did in early 2013 with the Tui Vitogo and his people. It is similar to the threat he made to Hon Niko Nawaikula’s supporters. Are we to assume the provisions for equality in the 2013 constitution have been abandoned?
By his utterances in the North, the Prime Minister is effectively putting Fiji First voter’s interests ahead of all other citizens creating two classes of citizens. What I want to know, Ratu Naiqama said, was how does he know who did not vote for him? What does he have from the Elections office that will allow him to identify who did or did not vote for him? No names or numbers were on the ballot papers?
"Development funds come from all taxpayers of Fiji as well as foreign donors. These are not the personal funds of PM Bainimarama to do with as he pleases. He should understand this by now. Taxpayers include many who did not vote for Frank Bainimarama and his Fiji First Party. They have equal rights for their tax dollars to be used for their wellbeing."
Ratu Naiqama called on all foreign aid donors to take heed of the stated position of the Prime Minister and be sure to secure guarantees that the funds they give to Fiji for the benefit of all the people, are not used primarily to benefit only Fiji First supporters.
Ratu Naiqama said foreign countries would do well to tread cautiously when re-establishing relations with the Government. It appears to be following the same path of bad and vindictive governance that marked the last eight years.
Ratu Naiqama has called on the Attorney General and Minister for Justice to take appropriate action against the Prime Minister for his breach of the constitution. The Opposition will be following up in Parliament on this extraordinary threat from the Prime Minister."
IS IT WHY KHAIYUM SAID: "For the first time, development partners, aid agencies and heads of embassies – had the chance to talk directly to the policy makers…the newly elected ministers."
There is work on a five year development plan for the whole country
This was revealed to donors, bilateral and multi lateral partners in a first ever – face to face meeting with Fiji’s cabinet. The plan will outline the focus of the Fiji government and where aid needs to be channelled. Attorney General – Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says this time around, there’s going to be a more coordinated approach to development and aid. “It is not just good for the government for its target that this is what we have to achieve in Year One, Year Two, Year three and Year Four but also members of the public and development partners will know that this is the ball game.”
For the first time, development partners, aid agencies and heads of embassies – had the chance to talk directly to the policy makers…the newly elected ministers. Sayed-Khaiyum says there will be more discussions in weeks to come. “They will be talking to various ministers directly and developing a discussion around that. If a particular Ministry feels that they need a particular equipment to do the job better and whether the developing partners will be able to deliver it.” There’s also a proposal for better coordination of community work done by NGOs… the idea is to make better use of aid money by getting NGOs to work with the government.
“A particular area may say we don’t have electricity, so an NGO may come and say we will give you solar panels. But if they are not in tune with what the government is doing then it could be a waste of money. Perhaps the government is planning to extend the electricity grid to that area within six months time so that solar panels won’t be used there.” The five year development plan is expected to be ready by the first quarter of next year. - See more at: http://www.fbc.com.fj/fiji/23984/five-year-development-plan-for-fiji#sthash.0L5uE9zv.dpuf
Fijileaks Editor: It is not the first time, see below: