Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka says while the Government will fully support Fiji’s crucial visitor industry, they will aggressively seek to identify and develop other revenue earners.
In his national address, Rabuka said former Economy Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum always
led the country to believe that the financial state of affairs was not a major problem but we will soon know the truth.
He stated that it’s a fact that Sayed-Khaiyum’s woeful management of the economy left us dangerously exposed with too much reliance on tourism and remittances.
“We made it clear in our manifestos that implementation of certain promises would be dependent on the true state of Fiji’s economy. We are now focused on establishing the exact position.”
He said they will be conducting mandatory audits and associated checks and balances.
“Until these are completed we will be curtailing what we consider to be wasteful spending in areas that are not a priority.”