Attorney General and Minister for Economy Hon. Aiyaz Sayed – Khaiyum today handed over a sugarcane harvester to the Yako sugarcane farmers cooperative.
The $300, 000 equipment is an investment by Government to assist cane farmers in cane belt areas address labour shortage.
Government through the programme paid a deposit of $90, 000 on behalf of the cooperative to allow the cooperative to access financial assistance to acquire the equipment.
There are currently 41 cane harvesters around the country with another three to arrive before the crushing season ends.
[Source: Fijian Government]