Business summit to open up discussions on business challenges
April 16, 2019 7:27 am
A hundred business owners and stakeholders gathered in Suva last night for a forum to openly discuss issues affecting private sector growth.
Facilitated by the Fiji Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the summit hosted the who’s who in industry and trade as well as the government agencies responsible.
Minister for Trade, Premila Kumar highlighted that government believed in a robust and resilient economy built on collaboration between all stakeholders.
“The vision of transforming Fiji maps out the way forward for Fiji to realize its full potential as a nation. The Fijian government is focused on having a dynamic private sector that invests, innovates and creates jobs.”
Chamber President, Dr. Nur Bano Ali noted the importance of open dialogue that was conducive to economic growth.
“In amongst all these healthy relationships, unfortunately the reality is that businesses continue to face delays in approval processes, problems with FRCS and the like and we continue to be hampered by business processes, by policy processes not being very efficient.’
Meanwhile, the Reserve Bank Governor Ariff Ali also presented at the summit reiterating previous statements refuting rumors of any possible devaluation of the Fijian dollar.