21st November 02:15 AM
Two new MPs sworn into Parliament
By Semi Turaga and Filipe Naikaso
Monday 11/05/2015
FijiFirst MP Jilila Kumar

Fiji First Party candidate, Jilila Nalibu Kumar and SODELPA candidate Mikaele Leawere were sworn in as new members of parliament today.

Jilila Nalibu Kumar replaces former Fiji First MP Neil Sharma while Mikaele Leawere is replacing the late SODELPA MP Viliame Tagivetaua.

While delivering her maiden speech, Jilila Nalibu Kumar says she is ready and will do her work in the best way possible for the betterment of all communities and our nation.

Kumar says she decided to run in the elections as a Fiji First candidate because she supports the education and infrastructure developments which the government is doing in rural communities.

She also says joined the FijiFirst because it stands for equality.

Jilila Nalibu Kumar is originally from Raiwaqa village in Nadroga and is a mother of three.

SODELPA MP Mikaele Leawere

Meanwhile SODELPA MP, Mikaele Leawere who is originally from Galoa in Serua was a Divisional Education Officer and Fijian Teachers Association’s Principal Administration Officer.

Leawere says as he will focus on workers’ rights and interests.

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