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If the money is available then why was this not done in the last 8 years? Why now?

FijiFirst’s free offers

Felix Chaudhary
Saturday, September 06, 2014

LOW income earning families stand to benefit the most should the FijiFirst party form government.

Prime Minister and leader of FijiFirst Rear Admiral (Ret) Voreqe Bainimarama announced the party’s manifesto in Nadi yesterday with a promise to reduce the impact of inflation and the rising cost of living on low income earners and their dependents.

Some of the significant promises made are an increase in the electricity subsidy for low-income families from 75 kilowatts per hour to 85kwh and the provision of 91,250 litres of water free of charge per year to Fijian households with a total annual income of up to $30,000.

The party also promises that all Year 1 primary school children will be given 250ml of milk free of charge beginning from Term 1, 2015, at an estimated cost of $2.5million.

The party also promises to continue to control the price of basic food items such as rice, flour, potatoes, dhal, cooking oil and pharmaceutical and medical products.

Zero VAT will continue on powdered milk, rice, edible oil, tinned fish, flour, sharps and medicines.

Social security for pensioners who have never been a member of FNPF will continue and the age limit for those eligible will be lowered to 68 from July 1 2015 and then to 66 years from July 1 2016.

An allocation of $8m will be set aside to provide free medicines prescribed by doctors for all Fijians who earn less than $20,000 per annum and this will include medicines for NCDs.

FijiFirst also says it will take control of the import of all fossil fuel, such as petroleum and gas, in place of the existing private companies.

The party said international tenders would be called for the supply of fuel and existing fuel merchants will then purchase fuel from the government.

FijiFirst said apart from being able to negotiate lower prices in the international marketplace, the government would generate revenue from the sale of fuel and be able to pass on the benefits of lower prices to consumers.

The government’s Tertiary Education Loan Scheme will be extended to those with diplomas or who are in the workforce and want to gain formal qualifications.

36 thoughts on “If the money is available then why was this not done in the last 8 years? Why now?

  1. These pre-election promises should be viewed in totality. The current illegal government which is now standing for election under the name Fiji First Party has accumulated debt over 6 billion for the last 7 plus years. It has increased inflation and unemployment unparalleled to any previous elected government, reduced FNPF pension, retirement age from 60 to 55, increased ministers and permanent secretaries salaries thus creating the biggest salary gaps between them and other government workers, limiting the workers union ability to negotiate workers working conditions thus denying them needed salary increases, and the list goes on. Having done that, now it is promising to provide certain benefits to low income earners such as provision of free water, medicines and etc., if it forms the next government. This is just a cheap shot to lure the unsuspecting voters particularly the low income earners.

  2. Kaiyum bribed the voters of nasinu with rubbish bins and FICAC just sitting there,,,,,,dua na matanitu sona levu duadua since 1874

  3. METUISELA MUA SAMUELA SAUMATUA…SAKIUSA RAIVOCE…SILIVENUSI WAQAUSA DOU YAVU MAGAIJINAMUDOU…DOU YAVU TAMATA KOCOKOCO…CAIJI TINAMUDOU….DOU QARAUNI KEMUDOU TIKO

  4. Go check Coup 4.5 and there is a story about Ro Kepa having an affair with a security guard/personal trainer.

    M told its true.

  5. The sdl government borrowed net $1.5billion.

    The net borrowing by FB’s government is less than $1billion.

    Go check the old budgets.

  6. VAKARAITAKA MADA MAI LIU NA YACAMU O IKO LUVENI MAGAIJINAMU….KE SEGA IKO TALEGA O SONA LEVU VAKATAKI AU…SE VAKACAVA?????EDA SA SONA LEVU VATA KECE GA…EDA SA SONA QARA LELEVU VATA KECE GA BALETA EDA SONA LEVU….EDA SA CICI LEVU VATA KECE GA……EDA VUNI TIKO BECAUSE WE R A LOAD OF COWARDS…U AND ME ….

  7. O VIA THREATTAKI CEI O IKO LUVENI MAGAITAMAMU…KANIA NAI CICI NEI TEIMUMU VEKA NA QARA VEVE…KUBUTI LAISENIA QARASO….ME VUTUKA NOMU I CICI O RAIVOCE KA SAMUTA NOMU I CICI NA ULUCOU VAKAIBACI O SILIVENUSI WAQAUSA

  8. PITA WAQAVONOVONO NA LUVENI QAURI MAGAIJINAMU…QARAUNA NOMU I TOSOTOSO ME TEKIVU NIKUA LAKO YANI…NA NOMU I CICI SE LAUCAI TIKO VAKACA QORI ENA QAI VAKALEKAI I LOMA E DUA NA TABA NI KAU…LUVENI CAIJI TINAMU…TEKIVU NIKUA MO SA KIDA TIKO QAURI…KUA NI NA QAI KA NI KIDACALA VEI IKO NI KO SA NA VESU KA LAUVUTU NOMU I CICI LEVU QORI

  9. jone baledrokadroka kei iko samuela saumatua….kemudrau nai lala veicai qo drau a to tu ena matanitu sa cici tiko qo…cava drau sa via lade mai kina i yasana qo….magaijinamudrau…drau yavu tamata liumuri…o iko baledrokadroka o a vakaitavi ena neitou moku na crw….na mate nei namoli,liganivai sele o na saumi taro kina o iko caiji tamamu…cava o sa lai cakava i niusiladi sona levu…o iko saumatua o a tu ena matanitu cici tiko qo…cava o sa via lade kina mai yasana qo…baleta nio sa 55..caiji tamamu….

  10. FB’s government has done so much for the people in the last few years. These additional stuff will be done to further assist the poor. Go FF party.

  11. Call the pharmacy for the supply…..very urgent! Some anon above has lost it! This is what I have been warning about all the time – you guys should always have enough tablets in stock to avoid swearing and vulgar language from anon. And when the medicine come make sure they take it on time!!!

  12. Bloggers need to ignore the vile comments being posted. Don’t make any comment and let the idiot continue ranting like the fool he is. Lets limit our comments on the subject being discussed and disregard stupid interruptions or vulgar postings irrelevant to the subject matter.

  13. Free, free, free. Everything for free from the coup-coup party that promises everything and delivers nothing.

    Time for Naboro for Frank and Aiyaz.

  14. Where do they intend to get the money from? Bai’s supotas call it the “whopper manifesto” and I hope they can still call it that 4 yrs from now: that is if they win.

  15. RATU SAI LUVENI MAGAIJINAMU…DRAU VEICAI KEI QARASO ….DOGSTYLETAKI WAQAUSA NA QAVOKAVOKA VAKA I BACI NI FOKISI

  16. this ULUKAU writing in capital letters is sick. must belong to BAINIMARAMA family. they only know how to swear, like he did to that priest, etc.. SA KAYA KO PITA, SA TU O SETANI.

  17. Bai au sa bese na peresitedi Ni nomu party I Amerika,esa rui levu nomu LASULASU,caiti tamamu,kaisi

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