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Rain Bring Joy to Lautoka Residents

Rain Bring Joy to Lautoka Residents
From left: Epeli Radaniva, Navitalai Vunisa and Waisale Momo enjoying the aftermaths of the rainfall in Lovu Lautoka on 7th September, 2018.
September 07
14:57 2018

It was a moment of sheer happiness for Lautoka residents when the first few drops of rain started falling earlier today.

Inoke Navunilagi holds the new ratoon which would flourish after the rainfall  in Lovu Lautoka on 7th September, 2018.

Inoke Navunilagi holds the new ratoon which would flourish after the rainfall in Lovu Lautoka on 7th September, 2018.

Inoke Navunilagi 57 of Lovu Lautoka said: “I’m happy because it’s been dry for a very long time.”

He had been seated inside his house patiently waiting for some rain as his crops were dying out.

“I always hoped that it rains but it never did,” he said.

Mr Navunilagi is a sugarcane farmer who had lost majority of his ratoon due to the massive dry spell.

But the happiness on the entire face of the villagers were noticeable.

“All the farmers are celebrating this rain,” said Mr Navunilagi.

He also said that the dry spell had affected grazing for his cattle.

But looking at the livestock, Mr Navunilagi said that green pasture would soon be a reality.

He is also hopeful that his sugarcane plantation would take shape again.

 

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