Payment option on digitalFIJI app

The new DigitalFiji App after it was launched at Suvavou House last year. Picture: JONA KONATACI/FILE

PEOPLE can now pay for a range of government services on the digitalFIJI app after an agreement was signed between ANZ and the Ministry of Economy.

ANZ Fiji country head Saud Minam said: “With more crucial government services available online, we need to look for ways to make these even better, simpler and more convenient for Fijians.

“For example, Fijians can now request a birth certificate or register a business at any time of the day and from anywhere in the world, without ever lining up. They can do it all on their app and pay using their credit card.”

Government has allocated $39.1 million for the digitalFiji initiative in the 2019-2020 National Budget.

The initiative aims to bring key government services online to ease accessibility, cultivate inclusivity and improve the quality of life of Fijians everywhere.

The digitalFIJI app so far includes the following e-services: n Birth certificate application;

  • Birth certificate reprint; n Company name reservation;
  • Company name registration;
  • Business name registration; and
  • Buy information — which allows the search of entity records and purchase of entity information.

Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, during his 2019-2020 National Budget address, said from September 30 of this year, companies and businesses would be able to lodge an online application to make basic changes to the businesses such as name changes, business type changes, and updates on directorships.

“The next phase for digitalFiji will involve combining different sources of data into streamlined, easy to access hubs, one for our citizen’s information, another for business information and one for land information,” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said, adding that the people hub would be operational by February next year.

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