Fiji Time: 3:33 PM on Saturday 19 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Plans to reinstate PWD, apprenticeship

Nasik Swami
Friday, July 11, 2014

THE National Federation Party says it will re-establish the Public Works Department.

And this has already been incorporated in the party's main manifesto that will be released on July 21.

Party leader Professor Biman Prasad said the party was concerned about school leavers and those with vocational skills who could not find a suitable job.

"The NFP, in government, will re-establish PWD so that our young and skilled are employed in national infrastructure projects and in those funded by foreign loans and grants," Mr Prasad said.

He said NFP would review the apprenticeship schemes and training programs to ensure the right skills were acquired by school leavers, which would match the type of employment that would be available in the case of national infrastructure projects.

Mr Prasad claimed the current recovery in economic growth was mainly consumption driven and was unlikely to be sustainable in the future.

"Therefore, the NFP in government will provide an economic reform policy agenda that would spur real sector growth and ensure sustainable and inclusive economic growth which would generate employment.

"NFP is seriously concerned about high levels of unemployment. Statistics from the National Employment Centre is depressing news for our young people who are coming out of schools and tertiary institutions."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63320.6142
JPY 55.309152.3091
GBP 0.38640.3784
EUR 0.42580.4138
NZD 0.69220.6592
AUD 0.63630.6113
USD 0.50100.4840

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 14th, August, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Girl, 14, looks after grandma
  2. Naupoto: The face of RFMF
  3. Lanyon is Miss People's Choice
  4. Consensual sex claim
  5. State rating
  6. Bus catches fire
  7. Bacterial outbreak
  8. University opens new institute
  9. Fiji faces challenge, loses meteorologists
  10. Education Ministry aware

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fijian dies in crash after fleeing crime scene Tuesday (15 Aug)
  2. Couple ties knot on REACH mobile bus Sunday (13 Aug)
  3. Man 'run over' by car Tuesday (15 Aug)
  4. Hope in the darkest hour Thursday (17 Aug)
  5. The leaping point Monday (14 Aug)
  6. Man stabs duo Wednesday (16 Aug)
  7. Nawai stops Tabuarua in the first round Monday (14 Aug)
  8. Mysterious calls after the murder Tuesday (15 Aug)
  9. Surprise hailstorm Thursday (17 Aug)
  10. Retirement age, salary on agenda Wednesday (16 Aug)