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Police To Talk Drug Penalties In Kadavu

Police To Talk Drug Penalties In Kadavu
Ratu Jone Banivalu, Turaga na Tui Naceva (left ) and Isireli Raqisia, Turaga na Tui Yale at the Kadavu Provincial Council meeting yesterday. Photo: Ronald Kumar
September 23
01:15 2015

Kadavu will seek the assistance of Police in eradicating marijuana cultivation in the province.

The resolution passed was passed during the Kadavu Provincial Council meeting in Suva yesterday.

Council Chairman Ratu Seci Nawalowalo said they wanted to take these information out to the villagers to enable them understand the risks involved in the cultivation of marijuana.

“Many of these people take it lightly and that is why they are always doing this.

“We want to take it out to the villages so they will know the penalties that will apply to those found in marijuana cultivation,” Mr Nawalowalo said.

He said they were also doing as much as they could to assist Police in its eradication.

“They come and burn it but it always grows again. They have always tried to burn and uproot it right from its roots so it doesn’t grow again. But the young plants that start growing again are being sprayed and burnt again,” he said.

Government developments

The Government had allocated $15 million for development projects in Kadavu for last year and this year.

Assistant Minister for Rural and Maritime Development Joeli Cawaki told Council members yesterday that one of the main areas of developments Government was focusing on was to ensure that everyone was granted their rights under the Bill of Rights. This, he said was to have access to proper and clean drinking water and food and other services by Government.

2016 Proposals

Mr Cawaki informed the council that Government under his ministry’s Rural Millionaire Concept was planning to begin the sandalwood planting programme in the Eastern division including Kadavu.

The Government, he said was also planning on the harvesting of Pine for those under the Pine Scheme.

He said Government would provide all equipments needed for the harvesting of the Pines.


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