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Views heard during budget consultation

August 23, 2015 7:17 pm

More than 20 people presented their submissions at the consultation on the National budget held in Lautoka over the weekend.

Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says the consultation also provides a good platform to inform the public about the budget process.

Sayed-Khaiyum says special schools have also come forward with some strong submissions.

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“There has also been some submissions that we have received via email where whilst we are giving a $125 per child for primary school – but some submissions that we have received they have said that we have to distinguish between the special schools and the main stream schools because the funding required special schools is a lot more than the main stream schools.”

Sayed-Khaiyum says the Finance Ministry will hold one-on-one consultation with some of the larger organisations and NGO’s.

Most of the submissions that were made were centred around improving government services, water issues, electricity and roads.

In the meantime the public can continue to forward their written submissions.

The last public consultation will be held in Labasa on Saturday.

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