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Go into caretaker mode, State urged

Shayal Devi
Monday, September 01, 2014

NATIONAL Federation Party leader Professor Biman Prasad has expressed concern regarding the drought conditions in the Western Division.

He said more should be done to effectively help those people who were feeling the brunt of the dry conditions.

"We know this is a very hard time for people in the West as there is a serious drought," he said.

"People are concerned about water supply and the burning of cane plus the availability of labour to cut cane.

"We sympathise with the people of the West and I call on the government to hand out water to people of the West and North."

Speaking at a NFP rally in Lautoka over the weekend, Prof Prasad said he still urged government to go into a caretaker mode.

"When we are talking about caretaker mode, what we are saying is that they should leave the running of the government to the permanent secretaries.

"They (ministers) should stop going out there and opening government projects. That's vote buying and they should stop that immediately.

"Let government be run by the permanent secretaries."





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