Fiscal strategy to be tabled in next sitting

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Members of Parliament during a Parliament sitting. Picture: PARLIAMENT OF FIJI

The 2024/2025 Fiscal Strategy will be tabled at the next sitting of Parliament. This was confirmed following a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday this week.

In a statement, Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka said Cabinet endorsed the FY2024/2025 Fiscal Strategy.

“Section 12 of the Financial Management Act 2004 (FMA) requires the minister responsible for finance to table a medium-term fiscal strategy to Cabinet, prior to tabling in Parliament, thus the Financial Year 2024/2025 Fiscal Strategy was considered and approved,” he said.

“The Coalition Government, after it was sworn into office in December 2022, is following through on its objective to restore financial discipline, rebuild fiscal buffers, and put the public debt situation on a path of sustainability while reshaping Fiji’s economic policies.”

Mr Rabuka stated that apart from addressing the fiscal situation, the Coalition Government must carefully balance supporting economic recovery and investing in infrastructure maintenance and development.

Apart from this, he stated the Government must be mindful of its obligation to provide improved public services such as health, water, sanitation, social protection, education, and national security.

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