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Party vows to audit government assets

Shayal Devi
Thursday, August 07, 2014

AN audit of all government assets will take place should the National Federation Party secure enough seats to form government after the September 17 election.

This was the message NFP leader Professor Biman Prasad conveyed to a group of Matawalu villagers during a campaign meeting in Lautoka yesterday.

He said the audit would be helpful in determining the usage of funds by government.

"This is a beautiful country and we need to make Fiji the way the world should be," he said.

"What has happened in the last seven and a half years is not what is good for this country. The government made a constitution and imposed it on the people.

"We decided to contest the election under the Constitution because we believe this is the best way to get to democracy."

He informed the villagers on the policies and procedures outlined by the NFP manifesto.

Villagers raised concerns with regards to land security, pension allocation and retirement age.

Mr Prasad assured villagers that the iTaukei were the heart of Fiji.

"NFP has always respected the chiefs, culture and tradition of our iTaukei people and we will continue to do this in our manifesto.

"NFP is a new party. We have highly qualified indigenous Fijians in our party; the best compared to the others."

He said they would review the pension allocation and move the retirement age to 60 as people were still fit and able at that age.

"That argument for lowering the retirement age is lazy and stupid. Experienced teachers and civil servants retired. Children need good, experienced teachers. The jobs will be created if the economy grows in the private sector. In government, there is a limit."

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