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Agri Food Producer Gives $18K Worth Of Relief

A New Zealand-based company operating out of Fiji yesterday handed over 10 tonnes of potatoes and onions to the Fijian Government. The donation from Turner & Growers (Fiji) Limited in
13 Mar 2016 10:20
Agri Food Producer Gives $18K Worth Of Relief
Turners and Growers Nadi branch manager Abhilash Nand Swamy hands off the relief items to Commissioner Western Manasa Tagicakibau in Martintar, Nadi yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

A New Zealand-based company operating out of Fiji yesterday handed over 10 tonnes of potatoes and onions to the Fijian Government.

The donation from Turner & Growers (Fiji) Limited in Nadi was received by the Commissioner Western, Manasa Tagicakibau, on behalf of Government.

“Our company has heart for those Fijians affected as well and there is a need to assist those in real need,” Nadi branch manager Abhilash Nand Swamy said.

He said said the 40-foot container consignment was worth $18,000.

The handover was held at their warehouse at Lot 5 Brewers Street, Martintar, Nadi.

Mr Tagicakibau said: “Turners & Growers have done a great thing in the terms of assistance with fresh produce; potatoes and onion.

“We normally give to those affected dry rations only but this idea of donating such produce is a new dimension in the way to assist people who  are affected.”

He said his office had a fair idea of where they would distribute this to in terms of people most affected; mostly in the farming communities in the Ba area.

He thanked the company for its assistance and briefed them on the work carried out by Government, non – governmental organisations, international donor agencies and the international community.

“We are thankful to Bobby Sharma and Mr Nand and we will deliver this as soon as possible they are perishable items.”

Donor

Meanwhile, Mr Swamy said this was the gesture of their Fijian-born New Zealand-based director Bobby Sharma.

Edited by Manasa Kalouniviti

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