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Many Challenges To Meet Before Election Says PM

A lot of challenges to meet before the country can go to election says PM Bainimarama

Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama has admitted today that there are a lot of challenges to meet before the country can hold its general elections.

He made the revelations this morning as he opened the 10th National Advisory Council in Lami.

"However, the Interim Government fervently believes that its agents like these National Advisory Councils will continue to function and discharge their duties for the benefit of the communities and organisations they present," he said.

Commodore Bainimarama expected a good exchange of information between the government agencies and the Councillors which can be the basis on which government can have its plans for future developments.

"Government as usual will address national problems such as poverty, squatter settlements, unemployment, expiry of land leases, drug-abuse and several other related social ills in our society," he said.

"The Interim Government recognises the national advisory councils through the ministry of provincial development and multi-ethnic affairs and will continue to provide the assistance to the Indian and the minority communities."

The meeting delved with issues affecting the Indian and the minority communities like the people's charter, 2009 general elections, the better utilization of land, scholarship and community development projects.

Commodore Bainimarama said the Interim government seeks the views of the NAC on these areas and its support in the Government's effort to take the country to forward towards a genuine democracy and free and fair elections.

ENDS

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