|NO FREE RIDE: Children to pay.|
Parents, no doubt many of them struggling, have been told they have to pay for their kids bus fare next week when school starts.
Bole reckons coupons are on their way to schools but it will take some time and that electronic ticketing won't be ready until next term.
He told the launch of the Fiji Financial Education Development project in Suva this week that a $2.3million Australian Aid Programme funded project will give teachers the chane to teach students to be financiall savvy.
Bole talked of something called Going to the Shop Classes, which is apparently available in Classes one and two in social studies, saying it will allow children to learn the 'concept of purchasing and exchange'.
Noble intentions as per. But all too shallow and somewhat typical of the false magnanimity of the regime. It, for example, just announced that no VAT would be charged on stationery, (yes, there were also free education packs but these came from Save the Children) but here just one week later it is asking parents to fork out for school fares.
The fares is an example of the regime's modus operandi of robbing Peter to pay Paul. To the gullible eye, everything appears to be running smoothly but a closer look shows holes and a government juggling too many balls and one that has traded off the best of Fiji to keep afloat and to present a false, victory front to the world.