26th August 12:51 PM
SODELPA’s Lynda Tabuya, NFP's Seni Nabou and FijiFirst Premila Kumar go head to head on policies
By Semi Turaga
Thursday 01/11/2018
SODELPA candidate Lynda Tabuya [left], NFP candidate Seni Nabou [middle] and FijiFirst candidate Premila Kumar

The free bus fare and free medicine scheme implemented by the FijiFirst government was attacked by SODELPA’s Lynda Tabuya and NFP’s Seni Nabou on Straight Talk with Vijay Narayan last night with FijiFirst’s Premila Kumar saying NFP and SODELPA have very confusing policies.

NFP candidate Seni Nabou said she believes the free bus fare scheme is not free as it does not enable families to put more items in their food trolleys but FijiFirst candidate Premila Kumar says because VAT was reduced from 15 to 9 percent there is a huge reduction in prices for many items on the supermarket shelves.

Nabou then asked Kumar what research she had to back up her statement with Kumar saying the research was available on the Consumer Council of Fiji website.

Last night SODELPA candidate Lynda Tabuya also said that the FijiFirst government has failed to properly deliver on the free medicine scheme.

She said Premila Kumar as the CEO of the Consumer Council of Fiji raised concern about the free medicine scheme because not all medicines on the list was available in pharmacies.

Kumar said the old system was not working in the last 4 years but the new policy is definitely in motion.

Premila Kumar then said the problem with SODELPA and NFP is that they have nothing new to add.

You can watch the full Straight Talk video on our facebook page, fijivillage and on our website, fijivillage.com

Straight Talk with Vijay Narayan will continue at 12.30pm today with Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem to appear on the talkback.

Saneem will then be the talkback on our sister station Sargam from 7-8 tonight.

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