Grant ‘not a freebie’

Minister for Rural and Maritime Development and Disaster Management Inia Seruiratu leaves the Parliament. Picture: RAMA

Defence Minister Inia Seruiratu said the $1000 business grant was not a freebie given by the Government.

He said the $1000 grant had assisted individuals build their own businesses.

“These $1000 grants have grown the threshold business,” he said.

“And of course, if I remember correctly, so it’s very positive Mr Speaker sir. It’s not freebies.

“This is when they will grow and they will provide the much-needed improvement in the various sectors, particularly in rural Fiji.”

Mr Seruiratu said Government had done a lot to secure communities and would continue to do that.

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