500 get business grant

Minister for Industry and Trade Faiyaz Koya (centre) officiates at the Micro and Small Business Grant Disbursement in Lautoka. Picture: REINAL CHAND

OVER 500 small and micro business owners have been given a financial boost from Government through the Micro and Small Business Grant (MSBG) program today.

Officiating at the handover, Trade and Industry Minister Faiyaz Koya said this was the first phase of the 2017/2018 MSBG.

“This is another testament of your Government’s commitment in not leaving anyone behind in our journey towards a better and brighter Fiji,” he said.

“The people of Lautoka and the Western Division have displayed resilience in recovering from the recent cyclones and these grant assistance is intended to provide another leg up for your business endeavours.”

He said over 17,000 had benefitted from the program.