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1082 More Fijians to Receive Grants

A total of 1,082 micro and small enterprising Fijians in Savusavu, Taveuni and Nadi will be empowered by receiving the government grants this week. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama will be
26 Jul 2015 12:25
1082 More Fijians to Receive Grants

A total of 1,082 micro and small enterprising Fijians in Savusavu, Taveuni and Nadi will be empowered by receiving the government grants this week.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama will be handing out $1000 grants in coming days through the Small and Micro Enterprising scheme.

Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism Faiyaz Koya gave details while officiating during the opening of Bred Bank Lautoka Branch on Friday night.

“We are empowering all Fijians, especially at the grassroots through the Fijian Government Initiative of Micro and Small Business Grants,” the Minister said.

The Government launched the grant distribution two weeks ago.

Grants went to 1,036 recipients in Suva, Navua and Sigatoka district.

“In the next few days the Prime Minster will be handing outs these grants to 1,082 micro and small enterprising Fijians in Savusavu, Taveuni and Nadi,” he said.

Mr Koya said this grant is a means of providing a little boost to further enhance their ability to earn a livelihood.

“It is also preparing Fijians to join the formal sector, who will be customers of Bred Bank in the future.

He mentioned that the Prime Minister had launched the Fijian Trade Policy Frame Work, which provides the foundation of the growth of trade and investment in Fiji.

“The frame work lays out a comprehensive course of action to take our economy to an even higher growth trajectory by boosting our trade performance and create investment- both domestic and foreign,” Mr Koya added.

Furthermore, the Prime Minster on the same day had launched the online Single Window Clearances System, which has made the registration and first line of approvals and fee payments for investors a lot simpler.

“All an investor needs is a computer and access to Internet.

“And he or she only needs to visit only one place – the Online Single Window Clearance System – to get the necessary approvals instead of having to traipse around to all of the agencies individually,” Mr Koya said.




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