The Government’s Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) Committee continues to progress the implementation of the ESP support this week.

More than 2,000 applications have been approved so far for financial support.

The Committee confirms that process has begun with getting in contact with the
approved recipients to collect their letters of offer and signing of agreement.

The Committee also stated that as part of requirement, those who have already signed their contracts will produce an invoice of their revised work plan and to be followed by disbursements of funds.

Recipients whose support include equipment and machineries are required to collect them from selected suppliers.

Constituency offices are also providing the necessary support to deliver equipment and machineries to recipients who might find difficulties with logistics and transport.

The following is a list of the number of approved recipients from various productive and resource sectors:

  • Local buyers of Cocoa: 323
  • Local buyers of Copra: 269
  • Fisheries: 547
  • Honey: 48
  • Kava: 930
  • Piggery: 304
  • Noni: 45

Signing of letter of offers and contracts with local farmers who are among of the
recipients of the Government’s Economic Stimulus Package and its committee is
expected to continue throughout this week and the next.

Approvals for milling, furniture, crops and vegetable farming is expected to be
completed this week.

The Government through the ESP Committee is fully committed to the accountable implementation of the ESP in the interest of wellbeing of the people, national stability and economic empowerment.

Source: OPMC Media