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We are borrowing money for developments: FijiFirst

October 22, 2018 12:30 am

FijiFirst General Secretary Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says the Government in the past years has borrowed money, but that doesn’t mean that Fiji is being mortgaged to countries who have provided funding.

Speaking at the party’s campaign at Samabula Primary School in Suva last night, Sayed-Khaiyum says by borrowing money, more opportunities have been created for Fijians.

He says that recently, when he visited the Northern Division, people also questioned him about whether Kadavu has been sold to China.

Sayed-Khaiyum said this is not true as all iTaukei land are safe under the 2013 Constitution.

”We don’t mortgage our country. When we borrow for example the ADB, for the Edinburgh drive, we borrowed money from ADB to fix Edinburgh Drive. We did not say to ADB, okay we are borrowing money to build road, you can take this road if we don’t pay you the loan. It doesn’t work that way.”

More than six hundred people attended the campaign and raised various other issues.