According to Pita Wise, the Permanent Secretary for National Planning and a Bainimarama stooge pushing their treasonous Charter agenda:
(@ 1:58 mark):
"At this time if you look at our balance of payment errrrrrr our foreign reserve is over, about, over a billion dollar -- that is over 3 and a half months imports but we, you know we errrrrr, you know as we gone through the crisis -- we just gone through the financial and economic crisis worldwide, so we just think government wants to make sure that urrrrr that the environment and that it protects its errrrrrrrr, you know its errrrrrr, its uh, its uh position in terms of balance of payment and debt and all those uhh arrangements eh?"
(@ 2:40 mark:)
"If you're going to reduce the civil service -- I'm just using an example -- if we're going to reduce the civil service, there will be some cost to it so this fund, this standby arrangement errrrrrrr facility will provide the government those types of resources to be able to undertake those reforms".
"The challenge for us is the conditions to these facilities eh? that i said we must undertake uhh certain actions like uhhh reform, like what government is doing now, undertaking a public service uhhhh reform, the privatisation of uhhhh, of government entities to make them more, uhhhhm, more profitable -- so there's always a cost to these. So these kind of facilities will provide the support to allow you to undertake these reform programmes. "