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Robust Middle Class, A Good Sign: Property Developer

A robust middle class would be an outcome of the National Budget, says Property developer Avoser Limited chief executive Anath Reddy. “The engine of a growing economy is a robust
23 Jun 2016 10:29
Robust Middle Class, A Good Sign: Property Developer
Property developer Avoser Limited chief executive Anath Reddy.

A robust middle class would be an outcome of the National Budget, says Property developer Avoser Limited chief executive Anath Reddy.

“The engine of a growing economy is a robust middle class,” he said.

“This budget not only addresses the disadvantaged and the vulnerable but also incentivises the middle class.

“I am particularly delighted to see the unification of the support to the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises under one roof.”

Former i-Taukei Affairs Board principal accountant Ulaiasi Soronamata said: “It was a practical and confident one. It covered all aspect of ranges even to the elderly too.”

Former Global Public Relations Manager at Tourism Fiji and Consultant on Tourism and Communications Patricia Mallam reacting to the tourism sector allocation said: “$36 million is an increase – a much needed increase because if one does a quick analysis of the current travel trends (in terms of destination marketing) you will realize that technology and new media play an integral role is attracting the modern day traveller.

“These aren’t cheap to create or deploy.”

Private tutor Simeli Codro said: “Not doing any good at all. We don’t really see the tax to be healthy because our daily consumptions are taxed.

“So smart…environment levy.”

Former Sports administrator Bobby Tikaram said: “Glad to know the Government is putting a lot of emphasis on youth and on the development of sports in Fiji, a step in the right direction for the future of this country. Youth is our future.”

ATH Foundation Director Ambulika Kutty said: “I liked the disabled allocation from the Foundation’s angle it’s good because at the end of the day we will say what matters is the beneficiaries and any programme that benefits the grassroots community and address their pain and suffering…. and has contributions that is sustainable.

“As a social scientist when we hear budgets that addresses pain in a holistic manner is the way forward for community and grassroots development.

Senior citizen Ronnie Chang said: “Generally I am happy with a visionary budget.

“Happier with Government doctor’s skills are recognised and remunerated accordingly.

“Happier the disabled needs are being addressed.

“Fiji Olympians have huge incentive to win a MEDAL.

“Excellent!”

Former candidate Roshika Deo said: “We need to look at the budget in more detail to see how the Government will finance the expenditure in this new fiscal year. “We need to see how much of the increase in deficit is as a result of Cyclone Winston and how much because of inefficient fiscal planning and management. “Some themes emerging from the budget are positive and progressive however we need to see how this materializes and gets implemented.

Ba Businessman Jay Dayals said: “I was following.

“When the bills will come then we can comment because there seem to be amendments to income tax, etc.”

 

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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