Lawyer for farmers
4 October, 2014, 12:00 am
SUGARCANE growers across the country now have access to professional legal advice and services, courtesy of the Sugar Cane Growers Council and the Sugar Cane Growers Fund.
CEO Sundresh Chetty said a lawyer had been hired solely for the benefit of cane farmers.
“We used to provide legal services but this ceased in 2009,” Mr Chetty said.
“We are pleased to announce that since August 25 this year, the SCGC together with the SCGF has employed a very professional lawyer who is available for services like drawing up powers of attorney, wills, probate, transfers and other similar services.
“Growers in need of legal services can contact their nearest SCGC office for assistance in this regard.”
Mr Chetty said retaining a lawyer to provide services for growers was not only providing good service to the sugar industry’s biggest stakeholders, it also meant the council was fulfilling the requirements of the Legal Practitioners Decree.
“This is also in line with our vision, mission and goal to provide the best service possible to canegrowers in the country.”