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Reddy Assures Farmers Of Assistance

Minister for Waterways Mahendra Reddy is touring the Northern Division this week.   Farmers in Vunivau, Bua, on Vanua Levu have been assured by the Government that drainage problems will
31 May 2018 10:00
Reddy Assures Farmers Of Assistance
Minister for Waterways Mahendra Reddy (middle) with Vunivau farmers in Bua during the talanoa session on May 30, 2018. Photo: Wati Talebula

Minister for Waterways Mahendra Reddy is touring the Northern Division this week.

 

Farmers in Vunivau, Bua, on Vanua Levu have been assured by the Government that drainage problems will be solved soon.

Minister for Waterways, Mahendra Reddy who visited farmers yesterday, told them that all issues the farmers had raised would be looked into.

He said: “The budget is coming out soon, and so I wanted to tour the North to see and hear the problems that my ministry can solve. I am here with my staff to assist them in every way we can.

“I believe that the work will be done as soon as everything is approved. My staff will ensure that the work is done.”

Rohit Prasad, 38, a rice farmer of Vunivau was among other farmers who welcomed the confirmation by the visiting minister.

“Most of the farmers face the same problem here in Vunivau and that is the drainage problem which causes the water to get into the field, causing our farm produce to go bad,” Mr Prasad said.

“The minister has assured us that the tender has been approved and soon they will come and start doing the work.”

He said Mr Reddy also gave the farmers his contact and that of his staff so that they could correspond directly with them.

Mr Reddy is touring the Northern Division this week. Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

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