It is a balanced budget that is people-centred - Vosarogo

It is a balanced budget that is people-centred - Vosarogo

By Mansi Chand
Sunday 02/07/2023
Minister of Lands and Mineral Resources, Filimoni Vosarogo

Minister of Lands and Mineral Resources, Filimoni Vosarogo says the 2023/2024 National Budget is a balanced budget that is people-centred, repairing the wrongs of the past and charting the way for the future for all Fijians.

Vosarogo says the increase in agriculture means more employment in the informal sector of the economy that would ensure food security for our citizens and export for our export market.

He says they knew that they will get what they requested as our budget was realistic based on the resources.

He says the budget will enable the ministry to deliver its core mandates, which includes, effective administration and regulation of the land and mineral sector.

The Minister says they must ensure that land is available for livelihood needs, safe and clean drinking water and that a conducive regulatory environment is in place for business development and growth.

He adds they will enhance Fiji’s Geodetic Datum system that will boost the work of the surveyors in delivering key activities such as the survey of Mahogany plantations and the proper demarcation of land boundaries under the Schedule A project.

He further says the allocated budget will boost the Department to undertake new initiatives that will greatly assist the Ministry to identify potential river gravel sites and the amount of resources available in Fiji.

Vosarogo says he understands that his ministry is a key facilitator and contributor to Fiji’s social and economic development and he has a team of experts that will deliver the services required of them.

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