Govt is pushing the nation into financial doldrums – NFP
Prasad says the increased guarantee before them has no consideration whatsoever for hundreds of workers terminated from their jobs without notice 17 months ago

Govt is pushing the nation into financial doldrums – NFP

Prasad says the increased guarantee before them has no consideration whatsoever for hundreds of workers terminated from their jobs without notice 17 months ago

By Naveel Krishant
Friday 22/10/2021
National Federation Party Leader Professor Biman Prasad.

National Federation Party Leader Professor Biman Prasad says with the further guarantee to Fiji Airways and the FDB, Government is pushing the nation into financial doldrums.

While opposing the motion by Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum that Parliament approve the increased Government guarantee to Fiji Airways borrowings, Prasad says the sad and unmistakable reality is that the increased guarantee before them has no consideration whatsoever for hundreds of workers terminated from their jobs without notice 17 months ago.

He further says the truth is Government hid behind the pandemic to kick innocent, loyal, hardworking and honest workers in their guts.

Prasad adds he does not think there has not been transparency and accountability in the way Fiji Airways affairs have been presented to them.

He also says the profits showed by Fiji Airways before the pandemic included subsidies from the taxpayers.

Prasad says it is clear that Fiji Airways borrowed another $25 million under RBF’s Disaster Rehabilitation and Containment Facility in July 2020.

He questioned why didn’t the Attorney General inform Parliament about this.


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