This statement from Peceli Kinivuwaii of the depoused SDL Party is disheartening:
“Because the majority of the people of Fiji – in particular the indigenous community – don’t know the meaning and the value of democracy. That is why people are left alone in the wilderness, particularly naive and totally oblivious to what is happening.”
Disheartening not because of lack of democracy in Fiji, but because the population lacks access to education and the means to participate in government. This cannot simply be remedied by holding elections in Fiji tomorrow, but by building the necessary infrastructure, something that no one wants to talk about.