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Chetty Retires After 26 Years At The Helm Of Sugar Cane Growers Council

Mr Chetty said he truly enjoyed working for SCGC for the past 26 years in different positions and as the CEO for the past 11 consecu­tive years.
01 Jan 2020 13:22
Chetty Retires After 26 Years At The Helm Of Sugar Cane Growers Council
Outgoing Sugar Cane Growers Council (SCGC) chief executive officer Sundresh Chetty.

The Sugar Cane Growers Council (SCGC) chief ex­ecutive officer Sundresh Chetty has announced his retire­ment effective today.

Mr Chetty said he truly enjoyed working for SCGC for the past 26 years in different positions and as the CEO for the past 11 consecu­tive years.

Appreciation

He sincerely thanked the Prime Minister and Minister for Sug­ar, Voreqe Bainimarama, the Permanent Secretary for Sugar, Yogesh Karan, Ministry of Sugar officials and all the stakehold­ers for the cooperation, support and guidance given to him during his tenure as the CEO of SCGC.

“I sincerely appreciate the sup­port rendered to me during my term of employment.

“The stimulation of our positive corporate culture and the oppor­tunities for promotion and pro­fessional advancement that I was given made me successfully serve the cane growers of our beloved nation,” he said.

“While I look forward to enjoy­ing my retirement, I will surely miss being part of this prestig­ious organisation.”

Mr Chetty said the sugar indus­try would always remain close to his heart and he would endeavour to assist and serve the sugar in­dustry whenever required.

“I will take a much needed rest and family time before deciding on my next move, however as a registered cane grower I will have to ensure that production level on my farm is increased.

“There has been tremendous Government support for the sug­ar industry over the years and I am optimistic that the support will continue for the long term sustainability of the industry.

“Farmers definitely need help to ensure that their confidence does not erode. The industry will have to continue exploring for harvest­ing and transportation issues as the cost is very high especially delivering cane by road and the cheapest mode of delivery is rail. Therefore, investment in rail transportation system is very much needed to keep the cost down.

“While the Government support to form co-operatives and pur­chase mechanical harvesters has immensely assisted growers in flat land areas, solution has to be found for hilly terrains.”

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