Fijivillage
NEWS SPORTS
19 September, 2020, 2:23 am Central - 22°C Rain
ACCF
ACCF

Business community to come together and discuss what sort of help they will require from government

Business community to come together and discuss what sort of help they will require from government

By Dhanjay Deo
Monday 16/03/2020

The business community will come together today and discuss what sort of assistance and government intervention they will require to survive in the coming months.

Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Premila Kumar has already stated that the government has to align its supplementary budget towards tackling the adverse impacts of COVID-19.

Following the discussions today, the Fiji Chamber of Commerce and Industry will prepare submissions which will be given to the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism.

Some Government Ministers will also be part of this forum and will hear first hand the challenges and difficulties faced by businesses, particularly small businesses.

The President of the Fiji Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dr. Nur Bano Ali says business will absolutely slowdown as supply chains will be affected.

Dr. Ali says they will come up with targeted policy initiatives that can be taken on board by government to help businesses.

She says small businesses are most affected during this kind of period as they are vulnerable and do not have lots of reserves to keep them alive.

The business forum will be held today at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva.

Attorney General and Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum will present a Supplementary Budget to parliament at 7.30pm next Thursday.

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
IN DEPTH
RKS students stage protests against their principal
Akbar says they hope to resume classes at RKS on Monday but this will depend on the recommendations by the investigating ...
11 days ago

Fiji Airways In Depth
Fiji Airways extends the cancellation of scheduled international flights to September.Read the full coverage ...
25 days ago

Budget Debate 2020 - 2021
Members of parliament will deliver their response to the 2020/2021 National Budget. 2020-2021 Budget ResourcesAddressEstimatesSupplementRevenue ...
53 days ago
FEATURE NEWS
Two teenage brothers believed to have drowned at Vuda Point, Lautoka
Police are continuing their search for two teenage brothers who are believed to have drowned at Vuda Point in Lautoka today. They have confirmed th...
12 hours ago
LATEST NEWS
4-year-old girl who was injured by a fallen tree that was cut down by some staff of RFMF is still admitted at the CWM hospital
A 4-year-old girl who was injured by a fallen tree that was being cut down by some staff of RFMF is still admitted at the CWM Hospital. This has ...
7 hours ago

Arrangements made to fly the flight instructor and student pilots back to Nadi
Arrangements have been made to fly the flight instructor and two student pilots back to Nadi from Kadavu this afternoon. The Pacific Flying School ...
9 hours ago

Registrar of Political Parties gets notification from NFP regarding appointment of an Auditor
The Registrar of Political Parties, Mohammed Saneem has received notification from the National Federation Party that NFP has appointed an auditor ...
9 hours ago

Akbar urges parents to take extra care of children when taking them out during the school break
Minister for Education Rosy Akbar has called on parents to take extra care when taking their children out during this school break. Speaking to ...
9 hours ago

Children from 6 to 12 years to get free Arts classes on Saturdays at the Suva City Carnegie Library
Children from the ages of 6 to 12 years old will now be able to get free music, painting, visual arts and dance classes on Saturdays at the Suva City ...
10 hours ago

TOP