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Why I Can’t Attend, Dr Prasad Tells A.S.K

National Federation Party leader Dr Biman Prasad says he cannot attend the national Budget Forum because of  a prior commitment in the West. In response to an invitation from Minister
03 Oct 2014 12:50
Why I Can’t Attend, Dr Prasad Tells A.S.K

National Federation Party leader Dr Biman Prasad says he cannot attend the national Budget Forum because of  a prior commitment in the West.

In response to an invitation from Minister for Finance Aiyaz Saiyed-Khaiyum, the former University of the South Pacific economist said: “I refer to your letter dated 29th September inviting me to attend a Special Budget Forum on Saturday 4th October as part of preparatory work for the 2015 National Budget.”

“Regrettably I have prior commitments in the Western Division and therefore will not be able to attend the Forum,” he said.

The National Federation Party has developed a list of proposals for the Budget.  But it is not clear yet how it proposes to pay for these. They include its proposal to reduce the Value Added Tax (VAT), a plan which was criticised during the election campaign. The NFP never explained how it would make up the shortfall in revenue which would result.

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