Governor General (GG) His Excellency Sir David Vunagi says the State of Public Emergency (SoPE) not intended to infringe on people’s freedom and human rights.
Sir David highlighted this during his New Year’s address to the nation on Saturday 1st 2022.
“The declaration of the first State of Public Emergency on 25th March 2020 and those succeeding ones were not intended to infringe on people’s freedom and human rights,” Sir David explained.
He added they were made in good faith and genuine intention to guarantee the safety of our people and the nation as a whole.
But Sir David said it become a challenge to mitigate with those who personalized constitutional on human rights to exert a position to vaccination and other associated protocols.
He said all citizens should have been objective in dealing with the medical emergency instead of been subjective, egocentric and prejudice.
“The virus has no respect for gender, age, race, status, constitutional or human rights. The way forward is we must start rise beyond ourselves and stand united in putting the safety of our nation first before anything else,” Sir David said.
Meanwhile he stated, “We are thankful however that through the oversight committee and the Ministry of Health and Medical Services– underscored safety on the economy of the country by putting in place measures to prevent the entry of the covid19 virus into the country since February 2020”.
By ESTHER NURIA