Over $800m in real grant received by Fiji in the last 2 years in response to COVID-19 – PS Economy

Over $800m in real grant received by Fiji in the last 2 years in response to COVID-19 – PS Economy

By Semi Turaga
Wednesday 18/05/2022
Permanent Secretary for Economy Shiri Gounder

The real grant that was received by Fiji during the last two years in response to COVID-19 was somewhere over $800 million.

While presenting to the Public Accounts Committee on the Audit Report on COVID-19 Response, Permanent Secretary for Economy Shiri Gounder says there was $430 million in cash grants that directly came to the Fijian Government in the form of budget support and somewhere close to $400 million as grant elements of the loans that they borrowed.

Gounder says this audit by the Office of the Auditor General is basically talking about $23 million of that entire $430 million in budget support grant that was received during the COVID period.





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