Mini budget to implement priorities

Filimoni Vosarogo being introduced to the crowd during The People’s Alliance Manifesto Launch at Namoli village in Lautoka. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

The People’s Alliance (PA) government will present a mini budget within 100 days of taking office, states its party manifesto that was launched in Namoli Village, Lautoka on Saturday.

The mini budget will be to implement The People’s Alliance party priorities and commitments through reallocation and redeployment of funds from the current financial year budget.

“Make no mistake. The FijiFirst Government has left the economy and parts of our society in tatters. I have already listed out this catalogue of epic failure,” said PA leader Sitiveni Rabuka on Saturday.

“And yet, amid the wreckage left by their regime, we have the Minister for the Economy promising us a four-lane highway across Viti Levu linking Nadi and Suva. It would cost an estimated $1.5 billion.

“Yet he can’t fix the hospitals and the constant water and power cuts; he can’t complete the Lautoka swimming pool project, and the Waila Housing scheme or get the sugar industry right. “And he can’t do everything else that’s required to make Fiji whole again.”

Within 100 days, a PA government will also form a tripartite dialogue between the government, farmers and Fiji Sugar Corporation to map out a way forward to revitalise the sugar industry.

A new PA government will also phase out the Fiji Procurement Office and the government vehicle leasing arrangement.

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