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NFP takes time to listen

Aqela Susu
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

THE National Federation Party says it is conducting consultations with stakeholders as part of its listening campaign.

NFP leader Professor Biman Prasad said this was being carried out before the finalisation of the party's manifesto for this year's general election.

The party had earlier indicated some of their policies, such as making 15 basic food items VAT free, increasing the national minimum wage to $5 an hour, implementation of a minimum guaranteed price and the implementation of $100 for a tonne of sugar cane.

"It will be the policy document of an NFP government and our people will be able to hold us to account on the basis of this important document," Prof Prasad said.

He said they would look at the ability of people to buy quality nutritious food to address NCDs (non-communicable diseases).

"All this will change for the better. We will make VAT free on 15 basic food items, as well as review duties on other food products. All prescription medicine will be VAT free."

He added they would ensure that those under the free medicine scheme were entitled to prescribed free medicine with no restrictions.

"All pharmacies will be able to dispense any medicine required by those under the scheme."








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