Gunning for ammunition
The Fijian administration has thrown open the country’s doors to investors in the arms and ammunition sector. <!--more-->Joji Washington of the Defence Ministry said Fiji already has an existing Arms and Ammunition Act in place, which makes it easier for companies to set up business in Fiji.
The official earlier presented Fiji’s arms and ammunition situation during the Asia Pacific Arms and Treaty consultation held at Bali, Indonesia, in early June. Fiji’s presentation highlighted the need for developed countries to assist developing nations in terms of resources to ensure that the arms and treaty laws are protected.
Skilled soldiers working in peacekeeping forces around the world form a substantial part of the country’s inward remittance sources. Only last week, the country endorsed the immediate deployment of 55 additional troops to Iraq, bringing the total strength to 278 fighting for the allied forces in Middle Eastern theatres of war.