Lockington's Everyday Fiji ... Life Goes On

Main Issues
Ok. Enough about rugby.

 The general elections are just around the corner, right now no one is talking about issues but talking about how politicians and their parties should behave.

Here's my list of things that I think we should consider:

1.       Women’s role in government
2.       Minimum wage
3.       Free education – no building and book fees and no other fees usually imposed by managements.
4.       Renewal of land leases.
5.       The continuous fluctuation of the price of fuel including LPG gas.
6.       Unemployment
7.       NDCs
8.       Moving industry to the rural areas to curb urban drift.
9.       Incentive scheme to all wage earners. Merit payments.
10.   Introduction of backyard gardens to be mandatory where possible.
11.   A seedling back to preserve our vegetables and root crop, to be prepared for natural disasters.
12.   Moving villagers prone to flooding to higher ground.
13.   Curb rising utility bills.
14.   Introducing more vocational schools.
15.   Encourage children of farmers or fishermen to consider a degree in agriculture or marine life rather than computer or other sciences.
16.   Introducing essay competitions where participants will have to hand write their essays, and not typed. (With technology we are slowly losing our ability to spell and write proper English)
17.   Introducing Hindi and the iTaukei language in schools.

Allen Lockington is a self-employed customs agent and business consultant who has regular articles published in Fiji. I thank Allen for permission to reprint some of them in this political blog. They remind us that life goes on, whatever the political situation. And it's good to know that.


Anonymous said…
As usual Alan makes a good point and a lot of sense.
It's always a pleasure to read his articles.
Taki mada said…
Watching Alan and his grog gang relaxing in the shade, enjoying each other's company while watching the world go by makes one very envious.
Backyard Garden Police said…
The Fiji military could establish another arm called the 'Backyard Garden Police' (BGP)? It could force compliance with establishing and watering backyard gardens, and could be headed by a Brigadier General. Those who don't comply could be dragged up to the barracks and flogged, or perhaps put before the junta judiciary for a taste of regime rule of law? All Fiji needs now is a backyard garden decree? What say you Alan??

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