2018 General Election: Ethnic data needed by businesses

SODELPA candidate Dr Mere Samisoni. Picture: FT FILE/JOVESA NAISUA

FIJI needs more businesses to be established to provide jobs and to generally build the economy, says Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) candidate Dr Mere Samisoni.

In a statement, Dr Samisoni claimed the Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, was creating problems for business people by failing to provide details of the ethnic composition of Fiji’s population.

“This is an election issue because it has a negative effect on business planning and new business start-ups,” she said.

* More on this story in today’s edition (Tuesday, November 6, 2018) of The Fiji Times and in our e-Edition.

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