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EDITORIAL: North Investors Put Their Money Down For Good Reason

When local investors start putting their money down in the Northern Division, it can only mean one thing. Optimism and confidence is high and the future looks bright. Naysayers can
28 May 2015 08:04
EDITORIAL: North Investors Put Their Money Down For Good Reason

When local investors start putting their money down in the Northern Division, it can only mean one thing. Optimism and confidence is high and the future looks bright.

Naysayers can predict doom and gloom all they want. At the end of the day, shrewd business folk are looking for a return on their investments and need solid guarantees of best returns.

Gulab Das, S. Dayaram, Tony Philp and Geoff Taylor are only a few of the investors expanding their presence in Savusavu, as an example.  After years of uncertainty with migration from cane areas after the expiry of land leases, the Government’s Look North Policy is reaping the dividends, big time.

These investors should be applauded for having faith in the northern economy. The Government should be commended for its comprehensive policies that support growth in the North.

Minister for Lands Mereseini Vuniwaqa and Assistant Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment Lorna Eden were in Vanua Levu this week checking on Government projects and holding public consultations.  Mrs Vuniwaqa and Mrs Eden answered questions on land and mining issues, development projects and waste disposal.

In other words, it’s business as usual. Efficient services need to be delivered by the Government and the two ministers were on the ground this week ensuring that this happened.

No wonder then the investment climate in the Northern Division is improving.

 




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