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2019/2020 National Budget builds our plan for a stronger economy that benefits you - Kumar

2019/2020 National Budget builds our plan for a stronger economy that benefits you - Kumar

By Silina Baro
Tuesday 18/06/2019
Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Local Government, Housing and Community Development, Premila Kumar [Photo:Parliament of the Republic of Fiji]

The 2019/2020 National Budget builds on our plan for a stronger economy that benefits you, your family and your businesses as it has not increased VAT and not removed benefits like social wages for people who rely on these initiatives.

This was highlighted by the Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Local Government, Housing and Community Development, Premila Kumar during the 2019-2020 National Budget debate.

She says over the years the FijiFirst government provided Fiji with what matters to them most, and that is affordable and accessible education, water supply, electricity, better roads and bridges, improved connectivity and the ability to make a good living.        

Kumar also says that this budget is a continuation of the Fijian government’s commitment to the Fijian people and one that encourages investments, enhances rural innovation and drives productivity and living standards.

She says the budget across the government machinery has been tightened but it is not a random reduction.

Kumar says it is a thought-out plan for the next 12 months on what their priorities are and how they are going to implement this while at the same time the focus remains on growing the economy and maintaining decades of positive economic growth.

The Minister says this budget is about collaboration and working smarter to perform better and more with less.

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