|Tui Vuda Ratu Kitione Tavaiqia, Tui Nadi Ratu Vuniani Dawai, SODELPA Leader Sitiveni Rabuka, and Vijay Singh cut the cake the commemorate the launching of the SODELPA websites at Viseisei Vuda, Friday 9 Feb 2018|
Friday, 9 February 2018
Tui Vuda and Tui Nadi launch SODELPA website; Rabuka reiterates vision for true multiracialism in Fiji
Rabuka reiterates vision for true multiracialism, says party websites an important tool on the digital frontier, another battleground for hearts and minds of the nation
9 February 2018
Party Leader of the Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) & former Prime Minister Sitiveni L Rabuka reiterated the party’s vision to build a secure, peaceful, prosperous and stable Fiji through inclusive leadership and governance that will foster improved livelihoods, sustainable economic and social development, protection of the environment and reduced vulnerability to the adverse impacts of climate change, as the party’s two websites were launched by Na Turaga Bale na Tui Vuda, Ratu Eparama Kitione Tavaiqia and Na Turaga na Tui Nadi Ratu Vuniani Dawai at Viseisei, Vuda, earlier today.
Rabuka said Fiji is at a crossroads and its time we make a choice how we want our country to be governed. He said his personal vision is based on two fundamental principles, “as a devout Christian, I am committed to share and spread the message of love and respect, as we are all children of God, and secondly, for the nation to progress, we must continue to embrace consensus decision-making for our collective good.”
He also called on the people of Fiji to respect each other’s identity, culture and religion, and again condemned the recent attacks on places of worship. He called again on Police to move swiftly to apprehend the responsible criminal elements.
Rabuka said “Foremost I have learned to have faith in God, embrace family values and respect all people in my deeds. I would like to assure the SODELPA family, friends and the nation that I am fully committed to rebuilding our nation back to true multi-racialism, through tolerance without fear, respect for one another and the protection of individual and group rights. At the same time we must ensure that we embrace the aspirations of the Taukei on their human rights as guaranteed in the UN Declaration on Indigenous Rights and the ILO Convention 169 on Indigenous Rights.”
Rabuka also commemorated the New Zealand Government and the Maori people for their continuing work to implement the Treaty of Waitangi, celebrated annually on Waitangi Day which was celebrated earlier this week. He said the Waitangi Treaty outlines the rights of the indigenous people of New Zealand whose Chiefs signed the Treaty with the British Crown in 1840, just as the Chiefs of Fiji signed the Deed of Cession with the British in 1874.
The two websites launched today are the Party Website: www.sodelpafiji.org and the Party Leader’s website www.sitivenirabuka.org
Sitiveni L Rabuka
Social Democratic Liberal Party
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