Rabuka: Fiji PM’s Boom ‘one big kaboom’

The People’s Alliance party leader Sitiveni Rabuka during the Manifesto Launch at Namoli village in Lautoka. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

Fijian Economy Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum cannot fix the hospitals, the constant water and power cuts or get the sugar industry right but is promising a $1.5 billion four-lane highway across Viti Levu, says The People’s Alliance leader Sitiveni Rabuka.

He said this while launching the PA manifesto in Namoli last Saturday.

“The FijiFirst government has left the economy and parts of our society in tatters,” Mr Rabuka said.

“And yet, amidst the wreckage left by their regime, we have the Minister for Economy promising us a four-lane highway across Viti Levu linking Nadi and Suva.

“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.

“When we contemplate the state of the national treasury, we could very well be haunted by the ghost of Old Mother Hubbard. You’ll remember that when the old dame went to her cupboard, it was bare.

“A bare treasury, combined with massive national debts, converts the Bainimarama Boom into one big kaboom.”

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