e-Government IATS Training for Investment Fiji

An online Investment Approval Tracking System designed to streamline processes will soon be made available for investors. This e-Government initiative referred to as the Investment Approval Tracking System (IATS) will easily allow investors to apply online, make online payments and easily track the application status.

The current procedure involves the investor having to visit around 22 agencies for one application submission. The online system will effectively stream line these processes making it more convenient for investors hence making government systems and processes more transparent.

As a first step, Information Technology and Computing Services (ITCS); a department under the Ministry of Finance conducted a 1 and half day training session for the five tier 1 agencies which was opened by Investment Fiji CEO, Mr. Ravuni Uluilakeba.
These agencies included Investment Fiji, Reserve Bank of Fiji, Register of Companies, Immigration and Fiji Islands Revenue & Customs Authority and they represent the first agencies that an investor approaches in the initial stages of the application process.

Content of the training was to train users to operate and use the functions delivered in the Investment Approval Tracking System (IATS).  Training covered all areas of IATS application interaction for all tier 1 agencies as well as administration modules for Investment Fiji and the online payments module.

“Participants will now communicate the processes of the IATS to their colleagues in order to maintain the knowledge transfer within the different agencies”, said Project Manager, Mr. Ashraf Mohammed.

“Training for the other 22 agencies will be conducted as part of phase 2”, he added.

Tier 2 agencies which include Suva City Council, Lami Town Council, Town and Country Planning also joined the sessions as overseers.

ITC Services acknowledg
es the support of Investment Fiji’s CEO for driving the project.

Mr. Ashraf Mohammed – Project Manager in an earlier

Awareness presentation on IATS to Approval agencies