Back to work first

Fred Wesley | Wednesday, December 27, 2017
IT is back to work today for thousands of Fijians. Surely the festive mood is going to be difficult to shrug off as we head back to work.

Understandably, some of us will lack motivation and the enthusiasm to get back to work.

Surely, there will be an issue with urgency.

Getting back to work is important not only for each one of us as individuals but for the nation.

What we do today is important for our country.

After an extra long weekend, and following days of rest and recuperation, and fun, we must focus now and do our little bit for our nation.

We should be part of the effort to keep our economy rolling.

There will be thousands of people who are looking forward to another looming holiday at the end of this week.

Surely, many of us enjoyed the Christmas break. There were many others who were struggling to make ends meet though. Some did not have enough to eat and some had no roof they could call their own over their heads.

There were many men and women at work over this period, making sure the rest of us enjoyed the holidays.

They will be at it again this week when we greet the New Year.

Surely, they deserve our gratitude and acknowledgement.

To members of the security forces on duty, security guards, corrections service, journalists, hotel staff, all those who work in our hospitals and health centres around the country, LTA staff, supermarket cashiers and staff, hotel workers and everyone else who could not take a day off over Christmas and Boxing Day, we say thank you for your service and commitment.

Perhaps, today, we could try to heed advice and also consider some important issues raised this year such as those concerning our health, road safety and water safety to name a few.

They were raised to help us improve our lives.

Let us renew our commitment to live a happy and healthy life. Let us try to be active and be conscious of health issues, particularly NCDs and let us remind ourselves about the importance of road and water safety.

Perhaps, we should also be reminded about the two lives lost on Cakaudrove roads over the Christmas weekend in two separate accidents, at Taveuni and Savusavu.

Accidents happen because we allow them.

As we anticipate another fun-filled weekend at the end of another working week, we should also remind ourselves about the importance of road safety.

We should start though by focusing on work today.

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