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A-G Urges Public Input

Public input into the consultations for developing national development plans should be a priority for all Fijians, says Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum. “We urge everybody to attend these consultations as no
26 Jun 2015 10:02
A-G Urges Public Input

Public input into the consultations for developing national development plans should be a priority for all Fijians, says Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

“We urge everybody to attend these consultations as no problem is too small, no idea is too small or too silly,” he said.

So far, feedback from the consultations around the country had been positive, he said.

“From the feedback that I have got in the past couple of days, some people are talking about some everyday issues,” he said.” They may have some water problems, some people saying we want more field workers from Ministry of Agriculture coming up and telling us what crops are good to plant.”

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said that a lot of people were also coming up and making suggestions for the plans.

““Some areas of course are a bit hard for people to open up, it takes a little bit of time, maybe after 10 more grog bowls then people do turn to open up,” he said. “But we are going through this very important exercise and a lot of our development partners are also very keen to see the outcome.”

He said development partners had also offered assistance to help write it all up term development plan which is a five year plan.

“We should be able to know in four years time there

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