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Economic Rights Guaranteed: A-G

  Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says the Fijian Constitution guarantees social economic rights. He made the comment at the Fiji Ports Terminal Limited bonus payout yesterday and
07 Sep 2016 12:07
Economic Rights Guaranteed: A-G

 

Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says the Fijian Constitution guarantees social economic rights.

He made the comment at the Fiji Ports Terminal Limited bonus payout yesterday and on the eve of the first Constitution Day today.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said every Fijian had a right to basic health care, food, water, economic participation, transportation, to be able to have a secure environment.

“We have a Constitution now that is translated to the braille language,” he said.

“We have to look after the disabled people.

“These are the many provisions in the Constitution that were never there before.

“We have free education now, so those of you who have children or grandchildren- you no longer have to pay school fees.

“If they don’t get a scholarship when they leave high school and they are not one of the toppers, they can still go to university,” he said.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said the Government could pay for them if you couldn’t pay the school fees.

Edited by Nemani Delaibatiki

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