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Fiji Stands Tall Amongst Bigger Nations, Says Ali

Permanent Secretary for Com­merce Shaheen Ali says Fiji has stood strong and tall, among other bigger nations under the leadership of Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.
18 Sep 2022 14:00
Fiji Stands Tall Amongst Bigger Nations, Says Ali
Permanent Secretary for Commerce Shaheen Ali and India High Commissioner Shri Karthigeyan after the commissioning of the Nananu Standardised Roadside Stall in Tailevu on September 16, 2022. Photo: Nacanieli Tuilevuka

Permanent Secretary for Com­merce Shaheen Ali says Fiji has stood strong and tall, among other bigger nations under the leadership of Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.

Speaking after the commissioning of the new standard­ised roadside stall for Nananu Vil­lage on Thursday, Mr Ali said the PM had shown support and care for every Fijians.

He said initiatives, such as the roadside stalls, are part of Mr Bainimarama’s efforts in building a stronger Fiji where every Fijian grows and benefits.

“Support for small and micro businesses, community-led busi­nesses and co-operatives have been an important goal of the Fijian Government,” he said.

“Mr Bainimarama and his Gov­ernment introduced a number of groundbreaking initiatives. We have the micro, small business grant and the national export strat­egy.

“Also, we have the northern de­velopment programme, trade en­hancement programme and the coronavirus concessional loans.

“These initiatives are powered by strong partnerships such as with the Fiji Development Bank and co-operatives. Roadside stalls are one of those initiatives.”

He said through these pro­grammes, the ministry had invest­ed over $100 million towards the micro, small and medium enter­prises.

Story By: Nacanieli Tuilevuka

Feedback: nacanieli@fijisun.com.fj



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