Minister for Economy is spending well beyond our means – Ro Teimumu

Minister for Economy is spending well beyond our means – Ro Teimumu

By Dhanjay Deo
Wednesday 27/07/2022
SODELPA MP Ro Teimumu Kepa

SODELPA MP, Ro Teimumu Kepa says most housewives know that when it comes to purchasing for their families’ needs, they must remain within their budget and cannot afford to develop bad habits like that of the Minister for Economy where he is unable to control the national budget and ends up spending well beyond our means.

While opposing the 2022/2023 National Budget, Ro Teimumu says the difference between Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum’s budget and the budget of ordinary housewives is simple.

She says housewives can only spend their own money and they watch every dollar and cent.

Ro Teimumu says the funds Sayed-Khaiyum has at his disposal is not his own personal funds but belongs to the taxpayers of Fiji as it mainly comes from taxes and penalties imposed on the people. She says this is why Sayed-Khaiyum has to be more responsible and accountable where he cannot afford to be careless and reckless when it comes to spending.

She has questioned why does the government vehicle leasing has to be renewed almost every year and why do some government ministers need to have more than one ministerial vehicle.

Ro Teimumu says government leased vehicles cost $82,191 per day.

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