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Faiyaz Koya

Faiyaz Siddiq Koya is a Fijian politician and former Member of the Parliament of Fiji. He served as Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Lands & Mineral Resources from 2014 to 2018.


Faiyaz Koya
Faiyaz Koya 2018.jpg
Koya in 2018
36th Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism
In office
6 October 2014 – 20 November 2018
PresidentRatu Epeli Nailatikau
Jioji Konrote
Prime MinisterFrank Bainimarama
Preceded byAiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum
Succeeded byPremila Kumar
Personal details
Political partyFijiFirst
ProfessionLawyer

Koya is the son of former National Federation Party leader Sidiq Koya.[1] He is a lawyer and a former board member of Tourism Fiji, the Fiji Legal Aid Commission and the Fiji Hotel Licensing Board.[1]

In the 2014 election Koya received 895 votes, the 81st highest total amongst all candidates and the 31st highest number of votes among FijiFirst candidates. As his party performed well enough to be eligible for 32 seats, his 895 votes was sufficient to be elected into parliament [2] He served a twelve-day stint as Attorney-General of Fiji (24 September — 6 October 2014).[1][3] In the 2018 elections Koya did not receive enough votes to enter parliament.

Legal offices
Preceded by
Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum
Attorney-General of Fiji
2014
Succeeded by
Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum
Political offices
Preceded by
Member of Parliament
2014-2018
Succeeded by
Premila Kumar

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Faiyaz Koya is Fiji's new Attorney General". FijiOne. 2014-09-24. Retrieved 2014-09-29.
  2. ^ "2014 Election Results". Fiji Elections Office. Archived from the original on 2014-09-21. Retrieved 2014-09-29.
  3. ^ "Fiji former AG resumes role". Radio New Zealand International. Radio New Zealand. 6 October 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2015.