HomeFijiLeading Minister Honourable Sitiveni Rabuka’s inaugral address to the nation

Leading Minister Honourable Sitiveni Rabuka’s inaugral address to the nation

My fellow citizens in Fiji and overseas,   None of the tall stories worked. They were widely ridiculed and destroyed on the street and in the media. The people themselves reported that peace prevailed.
I stress however , we have a total commitment to mass media freedom and the part it plays in our democracy.
A study of the new monetary arrangement for the operations of the Lautoka and Ba Hospitals;   Fear that has haunted Fiji since 06\ is fading now. Shortly it will be gone. Love will ensure it never results.  
A study of numerous contentious laws to determine whether they should be repealed or amended;   Thank you. Vina’a Va’alevu, Bahut Dhaanyavaad and Good Evening.
  The views of all Ministers will be heard. Robust debate is essential for the best outcomes. I will possess a briefing for the media right after each Cabinet meeting to explain our decisions, accompanied by some other Ministers when this is appropriate.
My fellow citizens, it’s not possible for me to go straight into detail of everything we are carrying out at the moment to eventually create the Fiji we all wish.
Ni Sa Bula Vina’a and a very good evening to you all.
You will find also cleared the way for your return of the exiled USP Vice Chancellor, Professor Pal Ahluwalia.
This required negotiations which took about a week before my party, the People’s Alliance (PA), and the partner the National Federation Party (NFP), reached the historic coalition agreement with all the Social Democratic Liberal Celebration (SODELPA).
We are thankful to the SODELPA leadership for its choice to be a partner in our coalition.  
I had formed to make a statement of rebuttal and threaten legal actions.
The Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) of Finance will quickly be sharing with me plus Cabinet, the exact nature of the problem. He will examine cash flow issues and structure associated with debt payment. This will be done in a way that does not impede our development. Concerns about certain media stores receiving substantial amounts of public money, apparently in return for advantageous, slanted coverage, of the last government.   So today, not only will justice be performed, but it will be seen to become done. The burden of oppression is lifted from Professor Lal’s family. The people plus soil of Tabia wait for the remains of their famous son.
Might God Bless Fiji right now and forever. The Constitution plus legal reform;
The particular economy;
Defence and national security, and
A forensic examination of the spending of the FijiFirst govt.
This gave PA-NFP-SODELPA the margin required to form a govt.
Politics is the art of the possible. We saw what could be done and worked well hard to make it happen.
Its agenda is to add to the manifestos and vision statements of our PA-NFP-SODELPA coalition. We will seek through the delegates their ideas and concepts to complement our programs for building a better, more prosperous and happier nation.
To rule through enjoy is to stand with the weakest of the poor and assist them find new wish. Love embraces humility and empathy – the ability to talk about and understand the feelings of others.
We plan to establish specialist reviews in four key areas:
Most of us excitedly waited for the final result of the 2022 general election, since the majority of the nation wanted a change. Although almost 58% in our voters voted for change, no one Party gained an outright majority.
It is a priority of the Coalition Government to restore the “Pacific Way” within fostering trust, and understanding within and outside the area.
An enquiry into the overall economic strength of the Fiji National Provident Fund and the impact of some of its decisions on individual members and pensioners;   I immediately formed a Cabinet in line with our agreement with the NFP and SODELPA. Its associates are very able, well certified and highly committed to the job of rebuilding Fiji collectively.
I entreat you to definitely unite with me, and my parliamentary colleagues. We can trip together free and similar, bound by our heavy love for Fiji plus our desire for happiness plus prosperity.
  Ladies and gentlemen, the government is now focused on initial strategies that will help set our own course for the next four years.
Of course the looming issue is the condition of Fiji’s public finances. The government debt may now be above 10 billion bucks. That is a huge burden for any small economy like ours.
All of us wish to be an example of political co-operation that crosses limitations and creates a strong platform to support the restoration of Fiji’s position.
In our initial one hundred days in workplace, we intend to convene a great citizens’ assembly involving Fijians from all walks of life and political persuasions.
You will have look at or heard that one associated with my first actions within office was to make it possible for Dr Padma Lal to create home from Australia the particular ashes of her recognized late husband, Professor Brij Lal, Fiji’s most famous historian. The particular manifestos of the three coalition partners are broadly comparable. Our arrangement for federal government draws on the principles associated with mutual respect and cooperation.
Each review team will include people with specialist knowledge.
The teams can report to the appropriate Cabinet associate.
This evening I repeat the guarantee I uttered so often within the election campaign.
In a democracy the people are in charge. Chosen representatives like me, and the parliamentary colleagues, do not lord it over you. We are your servants. We are right here to listen to your concerns and respect your views.
Whenever Professor Ahluwalia returns from his exile in Samoa, the university’s leader is going to be where he rightfully belongs within directing the affairs of the USP at the Laucala Campus.
They knew how to forgive, to deal with hatred and succeed through peacefulness. Put all this together so you get love.
This is what the people would expect of us.

Ladies and gentlemen the particular awakening of the country right after our victory manifested itself in an eruption of pleasure. In cities and towns and in rural areas, the air was filled with the sounds of tooting car horns, fireworks, drumming, singing plus cheering.
The idea of love as a mighty force for progress underpins our entire approach to politics and governance.
Our country can be experiencing a great and joyful awakening. It gladdens the heart to be a part of this. And I am reminded of the heavy responsibilities I at this point bear. I bear this particular willingly for you and for Fiji.
On Christmas Eve, I was sworn within as the Prime Minister by His Excellency the Leader following the vote in the House associated with Representatives in compliance along with section 93(3) of the Metabolism of the Republic of Fiji.
There is much discussion in regards to the outcome of the election.
Around 58 per cent of those whom went to the polls wanted a change.
Opposition parties in total registered approximately 70, 500 more votes than the FijiFirst Party.
Women and gentlemen, I am honour guaranteed to serve you with every fibre of my being.
I am your neighbor; you are my neighbor.
Some months back, I made a promise to legislate for a Girmit Day public holiday in order to honour the settlers from India who began heading here from 1879. They were starting a new life in an unknown land and stayed to become an integral part of our country.
I must add however , that certain man reported on social media he had seen two ants fighting!
1 prominent proclaimer alleged some thing to the effect that the circumstance was “boiling” and linked me.
With nineteen Ministers, Cabinet is bigger than I initially planned. A few of you will be concerned about the cost. I actually confirm that in addition to the current twenty per cent reduction imposed given that March 2020, I am suggesting a further cut in the remuneration for all Parliamentarians.
There is 1 initiative however that I desire to leave with you this evening. It does not take policy we have called Allow Love Shine.
My message to get FijiFirst is that we desire to develop a positive relationship along with you, as part of a broader initiative to enhance national unity. We are going to always be prepared to consider your opinions carefully.
I considered it essential to appoint 10 Assistant Ministers to provide additional ministerial strength needed for the enormous job of putting things right in virtually all aspects of the nation’s life.
All these issues represented our collective resided experience.
Despite this litany of woes, I made sure to follow democratic tradition and thanked the former Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama for his program to the country.  
In an ethnically and culturally diverse country, enjoy is accepting that differences are part of Fiji’s national identity, and that we all belong here.
It is about showing malice towards none, forgiving our enemies, and being considerate neighbors. Our neighbours are not just the families next door. They are everywhere.
As your Perfect Minister, I will now chair the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF). My first priority in that role will be to engage in the diplomacy required.
Various other specific tasks include:
A review of investments in property, especially the large areas given by the i-Taukei Land Trust Board (iTLTB). There is wealth locked in the land which can be generated for the benefit of the particular owners and the country;   You the people have spoken and now everything we yearn for is possible.
You totally rejected reckless attempts to create fear and disruption by spreading is situated alleging racial persecution plus harassment in the aftermath from the election.
It draws much of the inspiration from the great leaders Martin Luther King, Mahatma Ghandi and Nelson Mandela.
I have voiced with the Minister of Financial, Hon. Professor Biman Prasad, about sourcing the funds to settle our overdue transaction to the USP. We’ll a person updated on this important matter.
Within our Cabinet the Prime Minister would be the leader. We will let the community know when we are planned to meet.
The mood for a new federal government was evident wherever we campaigned.
There was a whole number of reasons for this, which includes big problems with infrastructure and essential services; education, increasing poverty, abuse of legal rights, a climate of worry and a massive national debt.
I reconfirm my promise to inaugurate that new national holiday in 2023.
For reasons which are unclear, the former government made a decision to scrap the national holiday marking the life and accomplishments of our great chief and statesman, Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna. We will reinstate Ratu Sukuna Day. The monumental work of this illustrious conventional leader on land reform has had a continuing beneficial effect on the landowners, the economy, the sugar industry, business and investment.
Disbursement of foreign aid money;   I now use the crucial issue of Cupboard governance. I do this because for the last 16 years approximately it has not been apparent how the Cabinet worked. Individuals generally had no idea when it met, and what decisions this made. We say that love pertains to those human virtues that help give a nation meaningful strength, compassion and oneness. Through these values we will reach true nationhood.


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