Usamate willing to contest election under FijiFirst party banner

Minister for Infrastructure and Meteorological Services and Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources Jone Usamate during the parliament mini budget debate. Picture: RAMA/FILE

Infrastructure Minister Jone Usamate is planning to contest the upcoming elections under the FijiFirst party banner.

When asked by this newspaper if he would run again, he said, “I will apply”.

“I will offer myself to my party as a candidate and it’ll be up to them to decide,” he said.

Mr Usamate was first appointed as a minister in 2012 and is currently the Minister for Infrastructure and Meteorological Services.

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