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Government Continues To Fulfil Promise

Government Continues To Fulfil Promise
Anisa Vuanisalusalu with her daughter after receiving their Micro Small Business Grants cheque from Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Lands and Mineral Resources Faiyaz Koya at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka, on July 19, 2018. Photo: Peni Komaisavai.
July 20
11:44 2018

The Government continues with a quest to fulfil their promise to Fijians with the 35th phase of implementation of Micro Small Business Grants (MSBG) disbursements at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka, yesterday.

Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Lands and Mineral Resources Faiyaz Koya handed out cheques to 1,213 recipients out of the 3,871 applicants in the Nadroga and Navosa provinces.

“I am glad to be here in the rugby town to celebrate and witnessing the fulfilment of the Fijian Government’s promise through the disbursement of the MSBG grant to successful recipients here in Sigatoka,” Mr Koya said.

He was moved by the big number of MSBG applicants in the two provinces.

“This figure shows the level of interest in the province of Nadroga and Navosa to start a business and I commend the efforts made, the number of applications received this year has reached another high compared to the last financial year.”

Mr Koya said they had received 47,045 applications from 14 centres which include Sigatoka.

“This figure gives an indication to the Fijian Government on the level of interest from the ordinary Fijians.

“In taking up business as a source of income and improvement of their livelihoods, not only that, the result of implementing this programme, speaks for itself with a record of 81 per cent success rate.”

Recipients grateful to government

29-year-old Mother of four Anisa Vuanisalusalu was overjoyed when she received her cheque from Mr Koya, saying how grateful she was to Government for holding up to their promise.

“This will enable me to start my own poultry farm. “I am staying at home, this will also help me to help my husband and earn some money for my family,” Ms Vuanisalusalu said.

Feedback:  peni.komaisavai@fijisun.com.fj

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