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Mahogany firm assists community

By RACHNA LAL Sustainable Mahogany Industries Limited is a company which not only strives to contribute towards our economy, but has also proved its commitment to the local community. This
14 Oct 2012 10:14

Sustainable Mahogany Industries Limited managing director, John Wagner, hands over a cheque of $10,000 to representatives from Serua Provincial Council for their Education Trust Account. Photo: Courtesy of SUSTAINABLE MAHOGANY INDUSTRIES LIMITED

By RACHNA LAL

Sustainable Mahogany Industries Limited is a company which not only strives to contribute towards our economy, but has also proved its commitment to the local community.
This Deuba-based company has handed $10,000 to the Serua Provincial Council contributing towards their Education Trust Account which is a scholarship collection for students in the Serua Province.
Senior Assistant Roko, Panapasa Raceva, acknowledged the contribution on behalf of the four districts of Serua, Batiwai, Deuba and Nuku – the beneficiaries.
“We thank Sustainable Mahogany Industries for their generous contribution for the scholarship collection for the Province of Serua for scholarship funds for students in the Province,” he said.
Mr Raceva said the funds would be used for those studying at secondary and tertiary level that is given every year.
He further said Serua Province, looking at the benefits of education, had started focus on educational empowerment at all levels.
“This will help us utilise our primary product resources available such as land,” Mr Raceva said.
“This will provide sustainable financial benefits to the 24 villages in the Province to better the standard of living.”
Sustainable Mahogany Industries is based in Rovadrau Road in Deuba.
The main product is mahogany as raw material that is manufactured and sent to overseas markets for production of musical instruments such as guitar and other timber supply.
Sustainable Mahogany Industries was the first company granted a license to use Fiji Pure Mahogany Brand by Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama earlier this year.
The company produces guitar parts for US-based Gibson Guitars.
Mr Raceva said Sustainable Mahogany Industries was also in process of venturing out to furniture making which was still in its initial stages.
Forty per cent of the company’s workers are female which is a one of its kind milestone in itself.
“The company is a great contributor to the economy of Fiji in the utilisation of primary resources,” Mr Raceva said.




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