Faiyaz Koya

Summary

Faiyaz Siddiq Koya is an Indian politician and Member of the Parliament of Fiji. He served as Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Lands & Mineral Resources from 2014 to 2018. In March 2020, Koya was awarded a Parliamentary seat. In April 2020, after Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama announced a cabinet reshuffle, Faiyaz Koya was appointed the portfolios of Minister for Commerce, Trade, Tourism and transport.[1]

Faiyaz Koya
Faiyaz Koya May 2020.jpg
Koya in 2020
Minister for Commerce, Trade, Tourism & Transport
Assumed office
16 April 2020
Prime MinisterFrank Bainimarama
34th Attorney General of Fiji
In office
24 September 2014 – 6 October 2014
PresidentRatu Epeli Nailatikau
Prime MinisterFrank Bainimarama
Preceded byAiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum
Succeeded byAiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum
Personal details
Political partyFijiFirst
ProfessionLawyer

Koya is the son of former National Federation Party leader Sidiq Koya.[2] He is a lawyer and a former board member of Tourism Fiji, the Fiji Legal Aid Commission and the Fiji Hotel Licensing Board.[2]

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 [3] He served a twelve-day stint as Attorney-General of Fiji (24 September — 6 October 2014).[2][4] In the 2018 elections Koya did not receive enough votes to enter parliament. In March 2020, Koya was awarded a parliamentary seat. In April 2020, Koya became Minister for Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport.

Legal offices
Preceded by Attorney-General of Fiji
2014
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by
Member of Parliament
2014-2018
Succeeded by

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ N, Edwin; FBCNews. "Koya takes new portfolio in cabinet reshuffle". Fiji Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 21 September 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Faiyaz Koya is Fiji's new Attorney General". FijiOne. 24 September 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  3. ^ "2014 Election Results". Fiji Elections Office. Archived from the original on 21 September 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Fiji former AG resumes role". Radio New Zealand International. Radio New Zealand. 6 October 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2015.