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Market Area Planned For Rotuma: Kumar

The minister said they were not only looking at setting up the market near the Government Stations but also near the Rotuma Airport.
21 Apr 2021 12:52
Market Area Planned For Rotuma: Kumar
Minister for Local Government Premila Kumar. Photo: Sampras Anand

There is good news for people living in Rotuma because there are plans to develop a market on the island.

This was revealed by the Minister for Local Government Premila Kumar during her visit to Labasa in the past week.

Ms Kumar said during one of her personal trips to the island, she met with the Rotuma Council representative, who mentioned the need for a market.

She said the visit allowed her to get clarification from the council in terms of the logistics that was needed to set up the market.

“We need to know where the land is and who owns the land,” Ms Kumar said.

“Once this is complete, then we could facilitate a simple market in Rotuma.”

The minister said they were not only looking at setting up the market near the Government Stations but also near the Rotuma Airport.

Ms Kumar said this would provide the best opportunity for the islanders to sell their produce and traditional desserts to travellers.

She said this would help stir up the economic activity on the island.

“We have already got the approval for the Government Station where we would put up the market,” she said.

For the airport area, the discussions were now ongoing with the Fiji Airports Limited.

“For the ministry, getting the clearance was vital because we had to conform to their requirements,” Ms Kumar added.

Feedback: sampras.anand@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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