A good budget with a lot of assistance to people affected by COVID-19 - Suva Retailers Association

A good budget with a lot of assistance to people affected by COVID-19 - Suva Retailers Association

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Saturday 17/07/2021
The President of the Suva Retailers Association Jitesh Patel. [image: file]

The President of the Suva Retailers Association Jitesh Patel says the 2021/2022 National Budget is a good budget because there is a lot of assistance for people who have been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

He says this is what they were expecting from the Government as more people are affected due to unemployment.

Patel says the continuation of the free education assistance and also providing sanitary pads for schoolgirls is a great initiative from the Government.

He further says the Government has done great in the last financial year and with the new incentives in place, businesses will also benefit.

He adds with $200 million in loans available to businesses to meet their working capital, will be re-invested in the economy through spending of the people and in the end build the economy back.

The President of the Suva Retailers Association says they support the Government's no jab no job policy.




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