Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka says Fiji is experiencing a great and joyous awakening.
In his Inaugural Address to the Nation earlier tonight, Rabuka said he is reminded of the heavy responsibility he now bears.
“I do this willingly for you and for Fiji.”
“Most of us eagerly waited for the final result of the 2022 General Election, as the majority of the nation wanted a change. Although almost 58 per cent of our voters voted for change, no one party gained an outright majority.”
He said this required negotiations which took about a week before the People’s Alliance and the National Federation Party, reached a historic coalition agreement with the Social Democratic Liberal Party.
“Politics is the art of the possible. We saw what could be done and worked hard to make it happen.”
“We are thankful to the SODELPA leadership for its decision to be a partner in our coalition. The manifestos of the three coalition partners are broadly similar, and the coalition government draws on the principles of mutual respect and cooperation,” he added.
The Prime Minister has also confirmed that in addition to the current 20 per cent reduction imposed since March 2020, Government is proposing a further cut in the remuneration for all Members of Parliament.