22 Jul 2014

Fiji's NFP aims to kickstart economy

4:23 pm on 22 July 2014

Fiji's National Federation Party says a credible election could mean an extra billion dollars in grants and foreign investment for Fiji over the next four years.

The party launched its manifesto last night with a focus on lowering the high cost of living and growing the economy.

The NFP leader Biman Prasad says an NFP government would lower the sales tax, and bring in a master lease system for indigenous agricultural land.

"We are also going to look at the high import duties on certain food items, and other costs that have been imposed on small businesses, reforms rights across the economy so that we can kickstart a real sustainable growth."

Professor Prasad says an NFP government would boost Fiji's annual growth rate to 5% after 2015.