Fiji’s $4.6b budget passed

PARLIAMENT has passed the $4.6 billion 2018/2019 National Budget which is the cost of ordinary services of Government for the year ending July 31, 2019.

The budget was passed after members of Parliament completed the Committee of Supply discussions on budget estimates on Wednesday night.

Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum read the third reading of the 2018/2019 Appropriation Bill No. 10 of 2018 yesterday before it was passed as per the parliamentary procedures.

The Committee of Supply also agreed that the 2018/2019 Appropriation Bill 2018 be passed without amendments.

Speaker of the House Dr Jiko Luveni congratulated members of the house for their contributions to the significant and integral process of the national budget.