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New way forward for Public Enterprises says Government

May 15, 2019 4:55 pm
Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum [left] and Opposition MP, Niko Nawaikula

The passing of the 2019 Public Enterprise Bill means Fiji will be able to match world-class delivery.

Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum made the comments as the bill was tabled for debate and vote.

Opposition MP, Niko Nawaikula raised his concerns on the bill, adding there was a need to re-look at the bill before it was tabled.

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However, Sayed-Khaiyum says the Public Enterprises will flourish under the act.

“This bill which is not an amendment to the Public Enterprise bill. The former bill is now repealed. And this is a new act that we are proposing. This will put Fiji’s public enterprise segment into the 21st century, it will increase investor confidence, it will give confidence for people to sit on our boards, and of course, it will create greater economic activity.”

The bill was passed with 26 votings for it, 22 were against and two did not vote.

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