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Use Resources, Cawaki Tells Youths

Youths of Nasau District in Ra have been urged to maximise natural resources available to them instead of leasing them commercially. Assistant Minister for Agriculture, Rural Development and National Disaster
20 Apr 2015 12:08
Use Resources, Cawaki Tells Youths

Youths of Nasau District in Ra have been urged to maximise natural resources available to them instead of leasing them commercially.

Assistant Minister for Agriculture, Rural Development and National Disaster Management Joeli Cawaki made the comment while closing a week-long Empowerment Training at Nasau Village, Ra, last Friday.

The training was organised by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture.

“I urge you all to return to your villages and apply the training and skills you’ve acquired,” Mr Cawaki said.

“Ensure that you utilise the natural resources at your disposal which is land instead of leasing it out for money.

“I urge all young people to plant more produce to meet the local and international market demands.”

He reminded youths from seven villages in Nasau District (tikina) in the interior of Ra that there is demand for locally produced goods and our “exporters are trying their best to meet overseas demands.”

Divisional youth officer West Valami Naloga said, “The empowerment training was a success as the 72 youth participants got the chance to practice what they learn during the week”.

“There were demonstrations by the agricultural training officers and youths also got a chance to listen to officials from other organisation, especially the Fiji Development Bank,” Mr Naloga said.

He said the youths had been briefed on various assistance available within Government.

“Government will offer timely assistance when and where necessary to boost economic and sustain livelihood of Fijians,” Mr Naloga said.

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