National approach on economy important says President
September 14, 2015 5:21 am
President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau says growing the economy and embedding investor confidence must be every single leader’s objective.
The economy has recorded a 5.3 percent increase in growth for 2014 and Ratu Epeli says a national approach is important.
The President says Fijians can no longer afford to debunk or run down the economy for political expediency or to score political points.
“There is no doubt my Government’s policies and initiatives and economic reforms are paying dividends. But we cannot rest on this. We must take it to the next step. It requires focus and hard work from all. It requires a commitment to this national goal from both sides of this Parliament.”
Ratu Epeli says while talking and debating about the economy, we need to remember that borrowing or acquiring debt is not necessarily a negative thing.
The President was speaking at the opening of the New Session of Parliament (2015-2016).