September 12, 2016 11:32 am

17 new laws to be included in legislative plan

His Excellency the President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konousi Konrote has revealed that a total of 17 new laws will be included in his legislative plan for the nation. He confirmed this during his address at the opening of the new session of Parliament today. Mr Konrote said the Fijian Government would continue its programme of […]

His Excellency the President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konousi Konrote has revealed that a total of 17 new laws will be included in his legislative plan for the nation.

He confirmed this during his address at the opening of the new session of Parliament today.

Mr Konrote said the Fijian Government would continue its programme of modernisation and reform and opens up new avenues of investment and opportunity.

KONROTE: “In the 2016 Parliamentary session, new laws will be introduced and existing laws reviewed  in Quarantine,Patents,industrial designs,trademarks, traditional knowledge and cultural expression, public health protection,secured transactions,pensions saving,the subdivision of land,town planning, elections, credit unions, electronic transactions, the transplantation of human organs, anti-doping laws; the registration of practicing engineers and residential tenancy.”

He said the new legislative plan would be in par with Government’s overall vision of Fiji taking a pre-eminent role in our own region and strengthening our voice and presence in the world.

KONROTE: “Government is responsibly using the increasing financial resources available to it and the revenue it is generating from economic growth to transform our nation’s prospects. It is investing hundreds of millions of dollars a year in new infrastructure projects. Because these are the building blocks of economic resilience and growth.”

Meanwhile, Mr Konrote also confirmed that  the Parliament will also be reviewing the United Nations Electronic Communications Convention for ratification.