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Government aware of income inequality: Seruiratu

August 19, 2015 5:11 am

The government is aware of the income inequality in the country.

Speaking at the Executive meeting for the Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) in Nadi, Agriculture Minister Inia Seruiratu said the richest twenty percent of working Fijians receive 40 percent of the national income.

Seruiraty says government is committed to addressing poverty and income inequality in Fiji by introducing a number of strategies to empower the rural population.

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‘’From the outset the government acknowledges that Fiji’s problems are complex. Income inequality is one of the issues of note considering that the 20% of Fijians receive only 6 per cent of the national income while the richest 20 percent received 40 per cent of the national income’’.

Seruiratu told the meeting that in order to arrest these problems, efforts have been employed to accelerate development to bring some sense of balance to all Fijians.

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