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2018/2019 budget responsible: Bala

July 10, 2018 12:49 am

Local Government Minister, Parveen Kumar says the budget is responsible and not a vote buying or election budget as highlighted by the Opposition.

Kumar says the opposition members have formed a habit of bad-mouthing the government because they are lost for words to explain the budget is inclusive in all aspects.

He says the budgets during Rabuka’s government left a poor legacy for Fijians whereby neglect of capital areas like roads, jetties, airport, housing and electricity was evident.

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“The truth is that the children of the generation under his leadership were the ones burdened by under development that was legacy of the rot in his government. These burdens in the past decade have been lifted through the current government, the Fiji First government on the sound physical policies and that is the truth.”

Kumar says the budget will help grow the infrastructure sector and promote economic growth.

Kathrin

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