From the Fiji Daily Post News:
His Excellency the President, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau has encouraged the women of Macuata to utilise their talents in order to upgrade their economical status and venture into small businesses.
In visiting the Seventh Day Adventist Women’s Association, ‘Namara Dorcas,’ in Labasa, His Excellency Ratu Nailatikau was impressed with their sewing and art and craft creation that has assisted many women in finding a source of income.
He reiterated Government’s continuous emphasis on the need for people to move away from reliance on government and make use of their skills and the self starting business programmes that Government has implemented and has continued to encourage in the various Ministries of Education, Youth and Employment, Agriculture, Forest and Fisheries.
The Commissioner Northern Colonel Inia Seruiratu told the Namara Dorcas that plans are in the pipeline for FTIB to provide a booth to display the arts and craft creation of women in the Macuata Province in future Tourism Business shows.
His Excellency the President reiterated the many ways of finding funds to support small businesses which are available in the market but people must first show the initiative by taking the first step forward before seeking help.