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Ministry Not To Be Served, But To Serve

The Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Local Government, Housing and Community Development, Premila Kumar has reminded Government Statutory Bodies that the Ministry is not to be served, but to serve
24 Dec 2018 10:50
Ministry Not To Be Served, But To Serve
Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Local Government, Housing and Community Development, Premila Kumar (centre) has reminded Government Statutory Bodies that the Ministry is not to be served, but to serve others instead.

The Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Local Government, Housing and Community Development, Premila Kumar has reminded Government Statutory Bodies that the Ministry is not to be served, but to serve others instead.

Minister Kumar rule: We’re not here to be served, but here to serve.

In addressing members of the various statutory bodies, Mrs Kumar reiterated that the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism was there to serve Fijians, to meet the needs of statutory organisations and to enable them deliver their targets.

“I want to assure that the Ministry is here to support you and I urge you all to work together with the Ministry in implementing the Fijian Government’s five-Year and 20-Year National Development Plan and in moving this nation forward,” Mrs Kumar said.

The Minister further elaborated that while she has received positive feedback on the performance of the Ministry’s statutory bodies, more can be done to further improve the quality and delivery of their service.

“Let us not rest on our laurels, but strive to do even better. Let us think outside the box and challenge ourselves.

“I encourage you to come up with ways to further improve your standard of service delivery.

“In order for you to do that, it is important that you work closely with all stakeholders. Organisations are much more likely to perform well when people work as a team.

“This is because good teamwork creates synergy, where the combined effect of the team is greater than the sum of individual efforts,” she stated.

 

About us

The Ministry formulates and implements policies and strategies to facilitate growth in industry, investment, trade, tourism, co-operative businesses, micro and small enterprises; and enhance metrology, standards and consumer protection.

These roles and responsibilities are undertaken by the Economic Unit, Trade Unit, Department of Tourism, Department of National Trade Measurement and Standards, Department of Co-operative Business and Corporate Services Division, within the Ministry, including Trade Commissions in Taiwan, Los Angeles, Shanghai and Papua New Guinea.

 

Trade Commissions

The five Trade Commissions based in Australia, China, New Zealand, North America and Papua New Guinea are responsible for undertaking investment and export marketing missions, organising and participating in trade and investment exhibitions, and creating and strengthening networks with relevant public and private stakeholders.

Trade Commissions also undertake market research in order to identify potentials for investment and export opportunities available in the host country and relevant regions.

Source: Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism

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