NFP veteran confident of party ticket in poll bid. Labasa businessman, Chand concentrates on north voters for a seat in parliament
Well known Labasa businessman and vice-president of the National Federation Party (NFP) Parmod Chand has confirmed that he has applied for candidacy.
“I have applied to be a candidate for the NFP and I will wait for the party’s selection committee.”
He said he is concerned about the current state of the economy. The cause, Mr Chand said was due to lack of investment.
“NFP is looking at a five per cent growth with two years in government.”
Speaking at Coqeloa on Tuesday night, he said he would concentrate his efforts on the entire Northern Division because of what he claims are lack of development and good infrastructure.
Details of NFP’s policies will be made known once the manifesto is released next month, Mr Chand said.
“Some of the broad policy issues that I would like to highlights are cost of living, health and education, infrastructure, sound economic policies and enhance investment, focus on agriculture and sugar industry and have plans to revive the rice farming.”