Business forum underway
August 4, 2012 1:03 am
The second Fiji Business Forum began in Suva this morning.
The private sector and government representatives meet under one roof to discuss ways of improving business, increasing investment and solving problems faced by the business community.
Suva Chamber of Commerce and Industry President – Dr Nur Bano Ali says constant gossip and the coup culture of the past 25 years hasn’t helped Fiji’s business climate.
Ali says as a result of this Fiji is considered a high risk area for business – losing out on important investment.
Meanwhile Trade Minister – Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says some of the views of the business community are unfair given all that’s been done to promote investment in Fiji.
Sayed-Khaiyum says business people always shy away from participating in Fiji’s political issues.
He has called on all business houses to take part in the constitution consultation and also register themselves for the upcoming elections.
The Chamber will put together a submission for the 2013 national budget after the forum.