2018 General Election: NFP pushes for no daylight saving

Fiji’s Daylight Saving began on Sunday, November 4, 2018, when clocks went forward an hour at 2am to 3am. Picture: FT FILE

THE National Federation Party will remove daylight saving if it wins the 2018 General Election.

During the announcement of their manifesto last night, the NFP stated that when urban people changed the clock, it “steals” daylight from rural people at the beginning of the day when they have to get cane to the mill or vegetables to the market.

The NFP has also urged the Ministry of Employment Opportunities, Productivity and Industrial Relations not to go ahead with the planned implementation of daylight savings on November 4, 2018.

According to NFP, if the ministry goes ahead and does it, then an NFP government will remove it and return to normal times within 20 days after taking office.

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