Minister for Trade

Update: 11:39AM THE title ‘Minister of Economy’ is an appointment used in Arab and Islam countries says Opposition Whip Ratu Isoa Tikoca.

The Opposition Whip made these remarks while responding to the 2016-2017 National Budget debate in Parliament yesterday.

He termed the change as “unprecedented” for Fiji saying it would make the “Minister of Economy” the most powerful man in Fiji.

“A promotion of no separation of powers under the false pretence of a Democratic Fiji,” he said.

Ratu Isoa said: “This was clearly demonstrated in the removal of two Opposition MP’s through the total disregard of their own Constitution and Standing Orders. The Prime Minister must understand that such action promotes ill will or hostility between communities in Fiji.”