‘COVID-19 Assistance via Businesses’ Programme

$8million injected into local economy through ‘COVID-19 Assistance via Businesses’ Programme

Nearly $5million pa‘anga has been given as direct assistance to registered businesses, and around $300,000 assistance to wage subsidies.

These packages help pump much-needed cash into the local economy at a time of economic strain brought on by COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

The informal sector is easily the larger portion of the economy, comprised of small and micro family operations, employing and managed mainly by women.