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Vunivau Baker Looks Forward To Better Sales From New Equipment

A Vunivau businessman in Bua Province will now meet the demand for bread after he was assisted by the Government last week.
23 Mar 2022 05:45
Vunivau Baker Looks Forward To Better Sales From New Equipment
Minister for Defence, National Security and Policing, Rural and Maritime Development and Disaster Management Inia Seruiratu with Vunivau Bakery owner Hirdesh Gupt (second from left) and community members in Bua on March 16, 2022.

A Vunivau businessman in Bua Province will now meet the demand for bread after he was assisted by the Government last week.

Bakery owner Hirdesh Gupt was given an oven and as­sorted utensils by the Minister for Defence, National Se­curity and Policing, Rural and Maritime Development and Disaster Management, Inia Seruiratu.

Mr Gupt said since the beginning of his business in 2015, he supplied bread to the Vunivau community, Nabouwalu in Bua and as far as Dreketi in Macuata.

 

“I have two employees and with the much needed exten­sion support I can now employ more people,” Mr Gupt said.

“Minister Seruiratu must be commended for not forget­ting people from small communities like me and my fam­ily.”

Mr Seruiratu said this Income Generating Project (IGP) was funded under the Ministry’s Self-Help Programme (SHP) in the current financial year at a cost of more than $17,000.

 

“The project aims to provide an income generating stream and employment for Vunivau settlement,” Mr Se­ruiratu said.

He said the programme’s objective would improve and en­hance income generating capacity of the people, provide better service to the local communities and a source of em­ployment to the rural people.

 

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