The National Federation Party has today announced four candidates for the September 17 general elections.
This brings the total number of candidates to 49 for the general elections. Our 50th candidate will be revealed tomorrow.
They are: –
- Kalisi Rarawa Makaba Ratuwara
Kalisi Ratuwara, oroginaly from Savusavu, is currently managing a small business in migration, small tour operations and New Zealand study recruitment. She has been engaged in this business for the past 7 years.
At the same time she is enhancing her education by continuing fulltime studies for her law degree at the University of Fiji. She is the treasurer of Uni Fiji’s Law Society as well as Secretary of Suva Cruise Ship Small Tour Operators.
Kalisi is a firm believer in the rule of law, parliamentary democracy, freedom and human rights.
She has decided to contest the elections under NFP’s banner because she believes that as Fiji’s oldest political party, the NFP is genuinely multiracial and has not shirked its principles which are our enduring values.
- Anshu Lata
Anshu Lata, originally, from Labasa, is a Consultant and Market Researcher organising events focusing on talent development, environment and women.
For the last 4 years Miss Lata has been a consultant for Small and Medium Enterprises for Women. From 2011 to 2013 she was National Director for Miss Earth Carousel Productions Ltd.
Miss Lata was also the consultant/artistic director for a project on diabetes awareness for the USP, International Foundation for diabetes awareness, University of Arizona and the Health Ministry.
She has been involved in beauty paegents, both as a consultant and as a judge.
- Etonia Lote
Mr Etonia Lote is a retired school teacher and possesses a Bachelor of Education from USP. His teaching career last for 24 years. Mr Lota hails from Lomaiviti.
More importantly, Mr Lote is the author of NA MOLI KOULA., a textbook used in Year 9 till Year 13 Vosa Vakaviti classes. He has visited secondary schools throughout the country over the last four years to talk about his publications.
Mr Lote is also the founder of DOKIDOKI band. His three sons are currently performing for the Band. Mr Lote therefore is a extremely talented person – an educationist, author and a musician.
- Anishini Chand
Anishini Chand , at 23 years of age, is our youngest candidate in these elections.
She is a lawyer and her work experience includes working for the Fiji Commerce Commission, Reddy Nandan Lawyers and a Senior Peer Mentor for law at USP.
Miss Chand has decided to contest the elections under the NFP banner to educate the people of Fiji about their future. She believes the three arms of government should start functioning as separate entities, that is the legislative, judicial and executive arms.
Most importantly, Miss Lata wants to end dictatorship that has plagued this country for the last 8 years.