PM advocates for empowering indigenous businesses

May 29, 2024 12:49 pm

Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka says there is a need for indigenous Fijians to develop a mindset geared toward building successful businesses.

Rabuka notes that there is a common belief that businesses established by iTaukei are likely to fail.

He also cited a recent case where indigenous people looted enterprises in Noumea and the Solomon Islands, attributing this to the fact that none of those firms were owned by indigenous people.

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He emphasizes that education and business are critical.

Rabuka encourages members of the Fiji Indigenous Business Council to collaborate to change the prevalent perception of iTaukei businesses.

The two-day Fiji Indigenous Business Council symposium concludes tomorrow.