'Cheap shot'

Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa, Suva | Sunday, March 11, 2018
I consider it a cheap shot for any Opposition MP to say to the Minister for Waterways to be ashamed of himself for standing up and saying things in Parliament, when all the time there was flooding in the country (FT 10/3).

First, all MPs are there in Parliament because the voters voted them in and they have every right to speak and raise issues on people's behalf.

Secondly, we all know that the Honourable Minister had a new portfolio created for him just a couple of months ago, and it would be childish to blame him for the hot weather and heavy rains, resulting in floods.

Thirdly, there are areas in Fiji that are prone to flooding and over the years; and all efforts to make it flood-free have not worked.

Give the minister and the Waterways Ministry time and funding and I believe that within the next 24 months, areas prone to flooding will not flood any more.

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