Remittance inflows is one of our highest foreign exchange earners - Rabuka

Remittance inflows is one of our highest foreign exchange earners - Rabuka

By Alipate Narawa
Sunday 26/03/2023
Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka [Image: Fiji Government]

Remittance inflows from our sportsmen and women contracted abroad is one of our highest foreign exchange earners with remittances between $30m and $60m annually.

Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka stated this at the 2022 Fiji Sports Awards held at the Vodafone Arena in Suva.

Rabuka says we know all too well what it would mean for not just a family but a community or village when one of their own secures a sporting contract abroad.

He also says remittances lift families out of poverty and families are able to meet basic needs and essentials such as housing, food, education and improved medical services.

He adds not only will we honour athletes, we also recognise the efforts of those who work so hard behind the scenes.

Rabuka also adds we all know athletes have to work consistently hard to stay in the best physical, emotional and mental shape, but those in the background work equally hard to ensure competitions, matches and events like this are completed without a hitch.

Athletes can only be what they work so hard to achieve when hardworking people have contributed to our nation’s sports achievements from community level to the world stage.

They also deserve recognition.

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