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Micro &Small Business Grant Disbursement Continues


The Fijian Government has invested a total of $11.59million to assist 12,079 micro-entrepreneurs under their Micro and Small Business (MSB) Grant initiative.

While speaking at the disbursement of the MSB Grant in Nausori on the 28th of August this year, Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Land and Mineral Resources Faiyaz Koya said the scheme was to allow people to kick start their business through the provision of grants that aimed to improve livelihoods and reduce poverty through generations of economic activities.

"The scheme also sets out a platform that drives our micro, small and medium sector, the engine of economic growth and you the recipients will assist us in seeing that we do achieve that objective," Mr Koya said.

"In recognising your various talents and capabilities, the Fijian Government has invested $2.29m in your various business ventures with the hope that you all will take advantage of this opportunity and make a difference in your various communities."

Mr Koya said one good example was the opportunity presented through the introduction of the plastic bag levy, which those engaged in the tailoring businesses could take advantage of by sewing eco-friendly shopping bags to substitute plastic shopping bags.


A total of 2331 Fijians were proud recipients of the MSB Grant in Nausori to assist them in their business.


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