Economy

AG: More prosperity over the past 7 years

Fiji has experienced seven years of unprecedented economic growth and development. This was revealed by the Attorney General and Minister for Economy Hon. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum at the Leadership Fiji’s “Fiji’s Economy and Infrastructure” in Suva this morning. Giving his remarks at the opening of the program, the Minister said that a vision attributed to significant […]

Staff Writers

July 20, 2016 3:27 pm

Fiji has experienced seven years of unprecedented economic growth and development.

AG and Minister for Economy Hon. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum while speaking at the Pacific Leadership Program this morning. (Fijian Government)
AG and Minister for Economy Hon. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum at the Leadership Fiji workshop this morning. (Fijian Government)

This was revealed by the Attorney General and Minister for Economy Hon. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum at the Leadership Fiji’s “Fiji’s Economy and Infrastructure” in Suva this morning.

Giving his remarks at the opening of the program, the Minister said that a vision attributed to significant achievements experienced by the Government.

SAYED-KHAIYUM: “We have a particular vision in place, and the objective is to have fundamentals in place to achieve that vision. We are reaping the benefits today from the many policies that we had put in place five years ago. There needs to be consistency in policies and all other areas.”

He went on to say that this meant that there is more prosperity and poverty numbers has dropped throughout the country.

The AG and Minister for Economy Hon. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum while speaking at the Pacific Leadership Program this morning. (Fijian Government)
AG and Minister for Economy Hon. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum while speaking at the Pacific Leadership Program this morning. (Fijian Government)

With the ‘Free Education’ system in place, the Minister highlighted the need to create jobs and infrastructure to cater and retain skilled workers and graduates in the country.

SAYED-KHAIYUM: “Free Education is there for the long term, seeing that we have about 16,000 to 17,000 students currently in University under the Tertiary Education Loans and Scholarships Scheme. But what are the opportunities for them, Fiji needs to be very clever about it.”

The Minister said that it is important to identify challenges and opportunities for Fiji and our economy as well as working on lessons learned.

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