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Seaqaqa Community Built Market Shed

The whole community came in to help, the Farmers Union donated some timber while Hassan Hardware company provided nails and bolts
09 Apr 2021 14:30
Seaqaqa Community Built Market Shed
Sala Whippy with her son Jonathan Whippy at the newly built market in Seaqaqa on April 7,2021. Photo: Laisa Lui

The residents of Seaqaqa will no longer travel to Labasa to buy vegetables and crops.

This was after the community came together and built a market shed for the vendors in Seaqaqa.

Their market was destroyed by Tropical Cyclone Yasa last year.

Advisory councillor Chyan Singh said the people of Seaqaqa were finding it difficult to travel all the way to Labasa to buy vegetables.

He led the community in funding the materials for the market structure.

“The whole community came in to help, the Farmers Union donated some timber while Hassan Hardware company provided nails and bolts,”Mr Singh said.

“We decided to build the market shed to help our community and especially our vendors in selling their produce,”he said.

Meanwhile, market vendors were grateful for the great assistance rendered to them.

Sala Whippy said for the past two months, they have been sitting in the hot sun and rain to sell their produce.

“We’re so grateful that a proper shelter has been constructed for us, tables and benches and not only that, we’re not paying any fees at the moment.

“The shelter is yet to be completed and time is given for us to recover the losses we have had during the recent cyclones in the North.

“We’re able to sell our produce and earn enough to provide for our own families,” she said.

The mother-of-one child has been selling yaqona for the past two years.

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