The Attorney General and Minister for Economy, Hon. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum handed over a mechanical sugar cane harvester to sugarcane farmers in Vunivau, Qawa in Labasa.
The harvester is set to benefit 15 members of Qawa Cane Farmers Cooperative, Thrift and Credit Society and 13 non-members.
Sugarcane farmers have applauded on Government’s many grassroots initiatives and commended on the national budget as being the peoples budget following the fourth cane payment to farmers.
The AG also had a talanoa session with the farmers where issues such as challenges in obtaining land lease, compensation on road and tenancy, electricity, water, cartage of sugar-canes and water drainage was raised.
[Source: Fijian Government]