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Important issues raised during 2017/2018 National Budget Consultations
By Naveel Krishant
Saturday 18/03/2017
Aiyaz Sayed‑Khaiyum during the 2017/2018 National Budget Consultations with members of the Fiji National Council for Disabled Persons (Photo: Fijian Government).

A number of important issues were raised with the Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed‑Khaiyum during the 2017/2018 National Budget Consultations with members of the Fiji National Council for Disabled Persons.   

The issues included social welfare assistance, bus fare concessions for people living with disabilities and accessibility to education.

While opening the forum, Sayed‑Khaiyum highlighted that it is important that all sectors of society were part of the overall growth of the country's economy.

Sayed-Khaiyum assured people present at the forum that their submissions would be taken into consideration when the National Budget is drafted.