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Youths set poll target

Avinesh Gopal
Thursday, April 24, 2014

THE proposed National Youth Party does not want anyone from the present or former governments in its line-up of candidates for the general election.

And the proposed political organisation has also set its target on changes it will make if it wins seats in the September election and is a part of the new government.

Interim president/leader Nayagodamu Korovou said the party would contest all 50 seats in parliament that would be up for grabs during the one-day September general election.

"We want to restructure right from the top. We just want the offices of the Prime Minister, the Finance Minister, the Attorney-General and a minister from each of the 14 provinces," he said.

"Apart from ministers in each of the province, we want to have one or two roving ministers in the Prime Minister's office if we are a part of the next government.

"We will also remove all the district administration officers and divisional commissioners and replace them with a minister each in each province.

"The minister for a particular province should be based in his or her province so that it will be easier for the minister to look after his or her people's needs."

Mr Korovou said they would also reduce the salaries of Cabinet ministers and permanent secretaries by 50 per cent.

He added they would concentrate in areas that had idle land that could be developed for agricultural purposes. "We will concentrate in the West and Naitasiri, which have a lot of land that can be the backbone for agricultural growth."








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