Fiji Time: 7:00 AM on Tuesday 3 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Dialogue with partners crucial to development needs

Nasik Swami
Saturday, April 05, 2014

NATIONAL Federation Party leader Professor Biman Prasad says the party is looking at deepening its dialogue with Fiji's development partners.

Prof Prasad said Fiji's development needs were many.

"From education to health, to environment degradation, to marine resource preservation, to boosting micro-finance access in semi-urban and rural areas and rural infrastructure rehabilitation," he said.

He said the party would work with development partners to seek their financial and technical support across priority areas.

"We want to focus their support to create jobs and boosting incomes within these areas, especially in rural and semi-urban areas."

He said the party would stick to its enduring values of freedom, democracy, good governance, humility and the understanding of the unique nature of the Fijian society.

"It believes in an open and accountable government.

"We need leaders who move beyond the hallow of egoism and embrace ideas from others and embrace dissent."

He said the party's vision for Fiji was where people had the freedom to earn a decent living, freedom to question the government and freedom from fear and oppression.

"It is a Fiji where we will promote the delivery of services to all without fear and favour."

He added they wanted a Fiji where businesses were allowed to flourish, where economic growth was sustainable and where employment was plentiful.

"The days when young, smart, educated and skilled persons chose to stay out of politics are over.

"I believe more and more young people have become conscious of the fact they have lost freedom, have lost prosperity and they need to do something."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Leap of faith
  2. Face for a book
  3. Father of taxi debate
  4. Villagers threaten crime committee
  5. Looking at the big picture in 7s rugby
  6. Delayed salaries
  7. Gas use worry chief
  8. Executive points out culprits
  9. $10 fine for breach
  10. Plans to retain medical specialists in future

Top Stories this Week

  1. Porn search: Fiji in top ten Friday (27 Feb)
  2. The last goodbye Tuesday (24 Feb)
  3. Dead in early morning plunge Friday (27 Feb)
  4. Wife's sorrow Wednesday (25 Feb)
  5. Bonus pay Tuesday (24 Feb)
  6. Body find shocks duo Thursday (26 Feb)
  7. 3 walk free Thursday (26 Feb)
  8. A mother's anguish Wednesday (25 Feb)
  9. Humongous sized lemon Thursday (26 Feb)
  10. Qiliho: RFMF's role is defined Wednesday (25 Feb)