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Life Gets Tougher

Life Gets Tougher
Xu Qinduo, a political analyst and senior fellow at the Pangoal Institution
September 24
08:17 2014

The dry-spell that is currently being faced by Fiji has forced Samuela Vunisina, 50, to travel to provide food for his family.

Samuela Vunisina showing the impact of the dry spell at Nailaga Village in Ba. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Samuela Vunisina showing the impact of the dry spell at Nailaga Village in Ba. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Mr Vunisina said they were unable to plant any vegetables and crops because of the weather condition.

“I can’t even seem to plant an egg plant, I tried but it would not grow because of the weather.

“So now I have to spend money on my fare just to travel to Ba or sometimes to Lautoka just to get food for my family,” he said.

The farmer from Nailaga, Ba said recently things were becoming hard for him and the family.

“Being the breadwinner in the family is not easy for me, especially now that I am not able to sell my crops,” he said.

He said that since their farm was on the hill he was glad that the town council sent over water trucks twice a week to supply water.

“We are very happy with the initiative  and now it is up to us to use water wisely,” Mr Vunisina said.

Meanwhile in an earlier interview with former Commissioner Western, Joeli Cawaki, he has noted the complaints made by farmers and will look into it as soon as Parliament resumes office.

varanisese.nasilasila@fijisun.com.fj

 

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