"Leadership that Listens"

My vision for Fiji is based on my conviction and my faith that we must build a united and progressive Fiji where we can live in peace and in harmony with each other. It is by working together that we will realise our collective dream to build Fiji to be a progressive, dynamic and united country as we move towards the elections in 2018.

As Party Leader of the Social Democratic Liberal Party, I remain committed to consensus building, inclusive, and equitable leadership to attain the dream of a progressive, dynamic and united Fiji.

I believe the solution is very simple, if we put aside our differences, and look at the bigger picture for our future generations, and as a nation, rather than focusing on our own personal agenda.

Although the challenges are great, each of us as individuals, and collectively, as citizens of Fiji, have the courage and determination to rise and defeat the challenges. That determination and courage will bring our peoples together.

There are brighter days ahead and our perseverance and shared hope will continue to build this nation for our future generations.

Our forefathers came from different walks of life but they were united by a belief in a simple truth:  “That we are created equal and we are all endowed by the creator with certain inalienable rights, and among these rights are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

2018 is a turning point, a fateful moment for us in Fiji. I believe that we are at a crossroad in our history of development as individuals, as distinct ethnic communities and most importantly as a nation.

A strong and vibrant family, community, organisation, rugby team or progressive nation can only be built on strong leadership that can unite all team members or players together.

I sincerely believe that strong leadership, and the will and commitment to listen will bring us together to realise our dream to build Fiji into a progressive and united nation. The key elements of strong leadership that I will continue to embrace is good governance based on a number of characteristics and values. These include:

  • Leadership that encourages effective participation of all citizens in the decision making to embrace ownership in policies;
  • Leadership that is committed to consensus building to awaken and embrace the collective will of the majority
  • Leadership that is responsive, effective, efficient, inclusive, and equitable.

This vision of a progressive, dynamic and united Fiji can only be realised with your generous support. Only by working together can we realise our collective dream, as we move towards the elections in 2018.

[Excerpted from New Year 2018 Message]

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