22nd August 05:48 AM
It is unfortunate that a lot of political parties are now offering sweetness - Sayed-Khaiyum
By Dhanjay Deo
Tuesday 06/11/2018
General Secretary of FijiFirst Party Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum

The General Secretary of FijiFirst Party Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has told the people of Koronivia, Nakaikogo and Lokia that it is unfortunate that a lot of political parties are now offering sweetness.

While speaking to around 80 people at Nakaikogo Primary School Hall in Nausori last night, Sayed-Khaiyum told the people that these political parties do not want people to think long term but focus on short term.

He says one of these policies is $5 national minimum wage rate offered by the National Federation Party.

Sayed-Khaiyum told the people that these politicians are playing games with them.

He said the $5 national minimum wage rate will cause hyper inflation as price of goods and services will go up.

Sayed-Khaiyum also stated that he was surprised and astounded by NFP leader, Professor Biman Prasad's revelation that they will zero rate VAT on a number of items.

He says government will directly lose $500 million as a result of this and with the removal of some other taxes as stated by the NFP.

When questioned by a resident of Koronivia as to when FijiFirst will release its manifesto, Sayed Khaiyum said it will be done soon.

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