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Acting PM: Why You Should Vote FijiFirst

If given two more terms in Government, FijiFirst will make Fiji a nation wealthier then its neighbour, Australia, says the general secretary of the ruling party, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum. He made
20 Oct 2018 13:02
Acting PM: Why You Should Vote FijiFirst
Acting Prime Minister and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum among FijiFirst supporters at the party’s family fun day in Sigatoka on October 19, 2018. Photo: Jyoti Pratibha

If given two more terms in Government, FijiFirst will make Fiji a nation wealthier then its neighbour, Australia, says the general secretary of the ruling party, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

He made these comments at the party’s family fun day at his hometown, Sigatoka, where he received a rock star welcome. The Nadroga crowd cheered him on and gave him a grand welcome. While the family fun day was scheduled to start at 4pm, people started coming in as early as 2pm.

The party’s latest candidate, Sanjay Kirpal, also made his first public appearance.

Mr Kirpal joined the party after Naziah Ali was disqualified from contesting the 2018 General Election because she had not been in Fiji for six months in the past two years.

A video message was played for the people of Nadroga from the Party leader Voreqe Bainimarama, who is currently in Australia.

Job creation and stability:

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum revealed that 20,000 jobs were created in Fiji in 2017.

He further revealed that 20,000 jobs were created in 2016.

He said for any country to grow, it needed consistency. Giving the example of Australia, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said that country became wealthy after having the same party in power for 20 years.

He said if FijiFirst is given the opportunity to govern for further two terms, FijiFirst would make Fiji wealthier then Australia.

Not on lies:

Former Government whip Ashneel Sudhakar said if SODELPA and National Federation Party were to form a coalition post-election it would be known as “lasuslasu coalition” claiming that they have been made aware of some false information being spread by the two Opposition parties.

VAT and Duty:

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum shared an anecdote with the people. He said he was informed by a supporter that a taxi driver had informed him that he would be voting for NFP because the price of fuel had gone up.

He explained that Government did not determine the price of fuel. It was determined by the country it was bought from.

In Fiji’s case, Fiji buys fuel from Singapore.

But, that fuel is not produced in Singapore, it is refined there and sold to Fiji.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum further explained that the prices of items such as flour was regulated two times before it was sold to consumers. But, it could only be regulated after the wheat landed in Fiji and was processed.

He said the price wheat was bought by Punjas and Flour Mills of Fiji from Australia was a huge determinant.

The FijiFirst Family Fun Day will be held today in Nadi at 2pm.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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