We are pondering how it is going down within ADB that they are being manipulated in support of political campaigning of a military regime.
It's a good thing that the minority voices of Wainibuka do not speak on behalf of Fiji.
No poll plea
The people of Wainibuka in Tailevu have pleaded with the Government not to hold a general election in 2014.
And Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama said his Government was ready to meet the people's needs and provide the best under the guidance of the People's Charter for Change. Peace and Progress.
Yesterday they told the Prime Minister at the ground-breaking ceremony of the Wailotua-Nayavu Road that they were happy with the Government's commitment to improve the lives of the people and developments in Tailevu.
Spokesman for the Vanua of Wainibuka Sikeli Kubu, 56, said his people had been praising the Government’s effort in bringing changes to people at grassroots level.
Speaking in the vernacular, Mr Kubu said with the developments currently under way in Tailevu, the people have come together and agreed with the idea not to have elections, but to allow Commodore Bainimarama and his government to continue with their work.
He said access to new roads and better roads gave all Fijians, in particular those in the rural areas, farmers, school children and business people the opportunities they did not enjoy previously.
Commodore Bainimarama said the Government was for the people, therefore their livelihood was paramount.
He said his government urged the Asian Development Bank and other development partners and agencies to view the infrastructure development programme by his government as a form of democratisation.
“There is no doubt. It is empowerment,” Commodore Bainimarama said.