Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says this Mother’s Day, he is especially grateful to every mother who has been an ally in the campaign to help keep Fijians healthy, safe, and secure.

He has thanked mothers spending time away from home serving in our hospitals, and fever clinics.

The Prime Minister has also acknowledged mothers who are keeping their children and loved ones out of harm’s way.

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Bainimarama has also thanked every mother and grandmother across this country who –– every day –– serves their families, their communities, and their nation by instilling young Fijians with values that make our society better, safer, and more compassionate.

He says whenever we’re lacking for love, wisdom, or understanding, for so many of us, our first instinct is to look to our mothers.

In a message to all mothers across the country, Bainimarama says we look to our mums to find the strength we need to endure whatever befalls us, whether that be trials in our personal lives or even the most formidable challenges we face as a nation.

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The Prime Minister says even if our mothers are no longer with us, we can still draw inspiration from the examples they set, and we can take meaning from the lessons they imparted upon us in life.

Bainimarama says he has been humbled –– many times –– to witness the incredible lengths that mums across Fiji will go to see smiles on the faces of their children and families.

He says this past week, as he delivered relief to Fijians who saw their lives upended by Cyclone Harold, he spoke with many mothers across the Lau Group and Kadavu.

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Bainimarama says even through their own suffering, these mothers thought not of rebuilding for themselves, but doing so to gift the next generation of Fijians a better country, and a better planet, than what we inherited –– the same mission that drives his work as Prime Minister every day.

The Prime Minister says for the sake of every mother in Fiji, he will never stop fighting for the future we know is possible for our children, their children, and all those Fijians yet to come.