Fiji's traditional obligations a hinderence to growth
Sunday, September 05, 2010 - FBC News
Church and traditional obligations has been one of the main concern dragging us backwards says Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama.
Speaking to the people of Naitasiri, Bainimarama says church event like the annual Methodist Church conference and other traditional affairs often slow down our economical development especially for the indigenous Fijian.
The Prime Minister says he did not want to speak ill of the church but says changes are needed for the betterment of the people.
Bainimarama says it is time to put away with some of these obligations which has been one of the causes of poverty and deprived us from leading a healthy and wealthy life.