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ESP UPDATE: Gov’t continues with ESP support implementation

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 The Government’s 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

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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.


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