Pres­i­dent Kon­rote opens $2.7 Mil­lion Em­ploy­ers Hub

Fiji Sun - - Sunbiz - KATHRIN KR­ISHNA Feed­back: kathrin.kr­ishna@fi­jisun.com.fj

The $2.7 mil­lion Em­ploy­ers Hub was opened yes­ter­day by the Pres­i­dent Ma­jor- Gen­eral (Ret’d) Jioji Kon­rote. Speak­ing at the event, the Pres­i­dent ap­plauded the part­ner­ship be­tween Fiji Com­merce and Em­ploy­ers Fed­er­a­tion and Fiji Ho­tel and Tourism As­so­ci­a­tion. “This three-storey com­plex will now be home for the two sec­re­tar­iats with ad­di­tional com­mer­cial rental space,” Mr Kon­rote said. He also en­cour­aged them to nur­ture and sup­port the young work­ers within their in­dus­tries.

“I believe it is all our col­lec­tive re­spon­si­bil­ity to men­tor and de­velop the young gen­er­a­tion for lead­er­ship po­si­tions,” he said.

“All Fi­jians should be given equal op­por­tu­nity to take up lead­er­ship roles within the or­ga­ni­za­tions in which they serve.” “We need to take a united ap­proach to the devel­op­ment of our Na­tion and to en­sure that the best in­ter­ests of the Na­tion are at the fore­front of pub­lic ac­tions and de­ci­sions.” Hi­men Chan­dra, Fiji Com­merce and Em­ploy­ers Fed­er­a­tion pres­i­dent said it was a proud mo­ment for FCEF and Fiji Ho­tel and Tourism As­so­ci­a­tion to launch the Em­ploy­ers Hub to­day. “We would like to as­sure the Govern­ment that we are not stop­ping here and we will ac­tu­ally de­liver what our mem­bers needs are,” Mr Chan­dra said. The Fiji Ho­tel and Tourism As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Dixon Seeto added the new build­ing was a boost to both the as­so­ci­a­tions.

“With this newly built fa­cil­ity, the two as­so­ci­a­tions are bet­ter equipped to ser­vice mem­bers and the economy in the fu­ture,” Mr Seeto said. The Em­ploy­ers Hub, lo­cated at 42 Gor­rie Street in Suva, has a mar­ket value of $3.5 Mil­lion. EDITED BY: FARZANA NISHA

From left: The Fiji Ho­tel and Tourism As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Dixon Seeto and Fiji Com­merce and Em­ploy­ers Fed­er­a­tion chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Nes­bitt Hazel­man wel­come Pres­i­dent Ma­jor- Gen­eral (Ret’d) Jioji Kon­rote at the open­ing of the Fiji Com­merce and Em­ployer Fed­er­a­tion and Fiji Ho­tel and Tourism As­so­ci­a­tion build­ing at Gor­rie Street in Suva yes­ter­day.

Photo: DEPTFO

Pres­i­dent Ma­jor- Gen­eral (Ret’d) Jioji Kon­rote un­veils the plaque at the newly opened Fiji Com­merce and Em­ploy­ers Fed­er­a­tion and Fiji Ho­tel and Tourism As­so­ci­a­tion build­ing at Gor­rie Street in Suva yes­ter­day.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Fiji

© PressReader. All rights reserved.