Fiji Time: 3:49 AM on Friday 24 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Party will look at ways to generate income

Salaseini Moceiwai
Thursday, June 19, 2014

THE National Federation Party will look for other avenues to generate more income for the country's economy as it plans to reduce the VAT from 15 per cent to 10 per cent if voted into parliament.

While the party will not reveal the avenues, it will also ensure the cost of living is made affordable for the people of Fiji.

This was revealed to this newspaper by one of the party's candidate, Parmod Chand, after he met supporters in the Tuatua area in Labasa on Monday night.

"We understand that tax is one of the country's major income earners but we have mapped out strategies that are aimed at injecting more money into the economy," Mr Chand said.

"At the moment, the party will only reveal some of its policies because we don't want other parties to copy the way we have strategised our manifesto.

"But some of our priorities are to reduce the cost of living and the VAT, improve the Police force and also create employment opportunities for the people, especially youths.

"We also aim to create more economic activities."

Mr Chand has also urged supporters not to be swayed by mere talks but maintained their beliefs for the party.

About 100 supporters turned up at the meeting where they had the opportunity to discuss issues they wanted addressed.





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. Nadolo out
  2. Unapproved move
  3. Ruggers to shave
  4. Defacto partner charged with murder
  5. School observe Diwali in style
  6. Auditor cites poor record keeping
  7. No rush
  8. Fish spawning critical
  9. Highlanders add trio
  10. Pink morning fundraiser

Top Stories this Week

  1. False rumours warning Friday (17 Oct)
  2. Death shocks family Monday (20 Oct)
  3. Biman gets nod Saturday (18 Oct)
  4. Detailed report Friday (17 Oct)
  5. Inside Fiji sevens Tuesday (21 Oct)
  6. Public access Tuesday (21 Oct)
  7. Budget overspent Wednesday (22 Oct)
  8. 8-room home gutted Friday (17 Oct)
  9. Forgery suspect still in remand Tuesday (21 Oct)
  10. $20m in excess Wednesday (22 Oct)