PM launches local product campaign
MORE than 200 guests including stakeholders, local investors, government officials and people from the the private sector gathered at the Tapoo City complex in Suva on Monday night to witness the launch of the "Fijian Made and Buy Fijian" campaign.
It was conducted by Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama who said that Fijian products had enormous potentials.
"Whether weaved, manufactured, processed or grown, Fijian products must be identified and supported," Commodore Bainimarama said.
"And everyone must collaborate to tap into this potential to make it a tangible reality," he said.
"It is imperative that all aspects of workforces realise the full potential of these products in order to increase the Gross Domestic Product of our economy.
"We must be willing to go out beyond our personal ambitions or just look at the short-term profits to behold a new vision for our country."
Commodore Bainimarama said the campaign would also create awareness among consumers to buy local products.
"Buying local products will see more employment opportunities, support for local-based businesses which will result in a better economy and living standard for all."
"My Government will provide more incentives in the coming year to promote local products," he said.
Source: The Fiji Times
Salaseini Vosamana Wednesday, July 20, 2011