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Sugar Cane Growers Fund Takes New Measure To Remain Fully Operational

Sugar Cane Growers Fund (SCGF) has taken all precautionary measures during the lockdown from last week, says chief executive officer for Sugar Cane Growers Fund, Raj Sharma. “All staff members
29 Apr 2021 09:55
Sugar Cane Growers Fund Takes New Measure To Remain Fully Operational
Sugar Cane Growers Fund chief executive officer Raj Sharma (right standing) with his staff members at the Sugar Cane Growers Fund Lautoka office. Photo: Susana Hirst-Tuilau.

Sugar Cane Growers Fund (SCGF) has taken all precautionary measures during the lockdown from last week, says chief executive officer for Sugar Cane Growers Fund, Raj Sharma.

“All staff members within the containment area or outside of the containment area have to report to the nearest office.”

“Some of the officers have been allowed to work from home.”

Mr Sharma said they have reviewed the operation and continue to provide services for processing loans and making payment for the sugar cane growers.

The business and grower visitation in Lautoka and Nadi has slowed down and as such, limited resources are placed in those districts.

Rakiraki, Tavua and Ba, business have reduced, however, Labasa and Seaqaqa at present is normal.

“Every day we have quick meetings with the team. We have also considered picking and drop staff, where they do not have their own transport.”

“There are farmer loan requests for pre cane harvesting needs, farm development and personal needs.”

“We have business continuity, plans for this sort of circumstance.”

“To totally work from home for immediate needs of the growers, provided the banks can process the payment.”

“The safety of the staff is also equally important and so is the service that we provide.”

Mr Sharma urged the public to stay home if you have no reason to travel, follow the directions given by the Government.

“If we all follow simple instructions given, stay home, wear a mask, wash your hands we can save so many lives.”

“Remember the sacrifices our frontliners are doing to keep us safe.”

“Don’t make foolish choices and cause panic. Some families are suffering because of this pandemic so think of them before you decide otherwise.”

 

Feedback: susana.tuilau@fijisun.com.fj



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