Radio Fiji is telling us that “the huge steps taken towards elections are already having a positive impact say economists from ANZ”. They’re quoting an ANZ Senior Economist based in Singapore who says “the general election scheduled for September will have a dynamic influence on the economy and some of it’s already being felt.” What this means is that lack of democracy costs us investment, something we’ve all known for the past 7 years. Over that period, we’ve had investment by a government creating a mountain of debt which our children will have to pay back. Private investors have been waiting for the return of democracy. And let’s not forget – the elections are not a gift from the unelected regime, they’re our right and they’re long overdue.
Radio Fiji 19 March 2014 Elections to have positive impact on Fijian economy http://www.fbc.com.fj/fiji/18484/elections-to-have-positive-impact-on-fijian-economy