Allen Lockington is a self-employed customs agent and business consultant who has regular articles published in www.connectme.com.fj/news/opinion. I thank Allen and Connect 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.
Meet the People
President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau will soon be touring the West. I'm sure the people of Lautoka will be thankful to actually meet him. We in Waiyavi would love to have a talanoa session with him. No politics just a simple good old talk about this and that. I know Ratu Epeli has a huge sense of humour, well, we have some jokes that will make him smile even laugh. And some that will roll the eyes.
But can the entourage tour Lautoka - on foot. That is how you will get to meet the people, Sir. Please don't just meet the tree top people. We at the grass roots would love to meet you also.
Likewise all City Fathers around Fiji should take time out from their busy schedule and take long walks to meet the citizens.
They could make it a 30 minute work like the AD on TV says, get fit and meet the people at the same time. Take different routes every so often and by the end of the year you will have met every almost everyone.
P.S. Isa, our President did come to the West, but he only came as far as . well, we do hope you will come to Lautoka one day Sir.
Not to worry, we in Waiyavi still fancy a good old talanoa session with you. But if pressing issues cannot bring you to us just yet, then we will wait for as long as possible. In the mean time I will use that new grog cloth and buy a new one when do you come.