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Land Leases Still A Concern

  Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama last night listened to the views, challenges and issues affecting the daily lives of cane growers in Rakiraki. Problems highlighted by the residents of Rakiraki,
04 Feb 2016 10:57
Land Leases Still A Concern
Farmers of Rakiraki at Penang High School Photo:Waisea Nasokia

 

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama last night listened to the views, challenges and issues affecting the daily lives of cane growers in Rakiraki.

Problems highlighted by the residents of Rakiraki, many of whom are farmers, ranged from land, water, sugar, electricity and leases.

But the non–renewal of leases was a major concern and the PM had directed that these issues be dealt with immediately.

Provincial Administrator Ra, Kelepi Kubunameca said the talanoa session provided a platform for the residents to hear directly the solutions to their problems.

“This was the first time for many residents of Rakiraki to personally have discussions with the Prime Minister and many of them returned home satisfied,” he said.

“Government remains committed to ensuring those basic infrastructures are put in place in rural areas to be able to assist Fijians living there contribute positively to their communities and the country and the talanoa session was a success.”

The PM is currently touring the Western Division to see firsthand progress of projects and at the same time hear peoples’ views on their needs.

Most of the residents seemed satisfied by the prompt responses directed by the PM.

Mr Bainimarama is accompanied by ministers, permanent secretaries and heads of departments. Edited by Naisa Koroi

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