The Minister for Economy and Attorney General Sayed-Khaiyum hosted the first 2019/2020 National Budget Consultation at the Civic Centre in Labasa over the weekend.
Fijians in Labasa had the opportunity to raise concerns and make their submissions in this forum.
A Labasa resident has requested Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed‑Khaiyum if the Fiji Roads Authority can maintain cane access roads and not the Fiji Sugar Corporation.
Kansami Naicker of Vunika in Labasa told Sayed‑Khaiyum at a budget consultation that the cane access roads are mostly used by the general public and not specifically the cane farmers adding that these roads are very hard to maintain.
He says that the public cannot be stopped from using these roads.
In his response, Sayed‑Khaiyum said that they will be addressing the issues that have been raised on the cane access roads in the budget.
Following the Budget consultations Sayed-Khaiyum made a surprise visit to the Labasa Municipal Market.
Market vendors were very happy and delighted to meet the AG in person and to express concerns over some issues.