NFP calls for public hearings on EFL proposal

National Federation Party leader Professor Biman Prasad speaks to members of the media as party member Lenora Qereqeretabua, left, and vice president Seini Nabou listens on during a press conference at the National Federation Party office in Tamavua, Suva on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

THE National Federation Party is calling on the Fiji Competition and Consumer Commission (FCCC) to conduct public hearings on the issue of submissions following Energy Fiji Limited’s submission seeking a 17.27 per cent increase to electricity tariff per unit.

Party leader Professor Biman Prasad during a press conference today said the FCCC needed to immediately advertise in both newspapers.

He said increasing the electricity tariff per unit was a further blow to the ordinary people because it would further escalate the rising cost of living.

“The cost of living is already unsustainable,” he said.

More reports in tomorrow’s edition of The Fiji Times.

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