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New Generation Party Proposes Restructure Of Govt Portfolios

acting party leader Varinava Tiko says abolishment of the Ministry of iTaukei Affairs was not an option
09 May 2022 14:37
New Generation Party Proposes Restructure Of Govt Portfolios
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The New Generation Party acting party leader Varinava Tiko says until they get into government and see its financial status then they will determine how money can be saved.

Mr Tiko said they proposed the restructure of portfolios inorder to cut costs and be effective in government.

Mr Tiko presented the party manifesto last Friday at Tanoa Skylodge Hotel in Nadi.

Speaking to Fiji Sun he said: “Like I said; until we get into government and see the financial status of accounts, then and only then can we determine, like all good business practices, where we can save money.”

He said a proposed restructure of ministerial portfolios would be the basis of finding their candidates.

He said abolishment of the Ministry of iTaukei Affairs was not an option.

Mr Tiko said first they need to look at some of the proposals and restructure it.

He said they want to propose a new ministry and that was the ministry of Multi-Ethnic Affairs.

“This was there before and we would like to relook into this and propose. We will have back the Multi-Ethnic Affairs so that we have a structured voice for the different ethnics groups. Contained in this nation are the rich varieties of people.”

“There are different cultures, traditions and different values. We need to allow the uniqueness of different cultures to express their values. We need to learn from it.”

He added they would also propose that the Ministry of Women be taken away from the children and the poverty.

“Because most times, the women are overshadowing the needs of our children and our poor. There is sharp attention on the poor and the disabilities.”

“The children and the poverty to come under the housing and the community development. These are some of the things that we will look at.

Mr Tiko said the rural maritime development and disaster management came with the meteorology service that used to be the land department.

“These are some of the proposals that we need to look at first,” he added..

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