Sports brings investment and economic activity that generates jobs and income for people- Professor Prasad

Sports brings investment and economic activity that generates jobs and income for people- Professor Prasad

By Karishma Kumari
Saturday 01/06/2024
Source : Fiji Government

Sports is an important driver of the economy that brings in investment, and a lot of economic activity which generates jobs and income for people.

These were the words of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Professor Biman Prasad while officiating at the opening of the 2024 Digicel Fiji FACT tournament at Subrail Park in Labasa.

Professor Prasad says sports has always been a driver of our international standing as a country and the government values all sporting activities in the country.

He says sports particularly football are more than just games as it brings people together, unite people and give a sense of celebration and participation.

Noting all the very important international and regional sporting activities that Fiji participates in, Professor Prasad praised and congratulated the Rewa Football team for their participation in the Oceania Football Championship in Tahiti.

The Deputy Prime Minister says this shows that we have a lot of talents and skills in the country.

He also commended the Fiji Football Association for bringing the Fiji FACT tournament to Subrail Park in Labasa.

Meanwhile, in the results of yesterday’s round 1 matches, defending champion Lautoka drew 1-all against Ba, Navua beat Rewa 1-0, Nadroga beat Nadi 3-1 and Labasa beat Nasinu 2-0.

In today's matches, Nasinu will take on Navua at 1pm, Nadroga will play Lautoka at 3pm, Ba will play Nadi at 5pm and Labasa will take on Rewa at 7pm.

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