No native trees replanted for decades: A-G

Attorney General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum shows the documents to member of the public at today's national budget consultation in Suva. Picture: RAMA

Attorney General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum shows the documents to member of the public at today's national budget consultation in Suva. Picture: RAMA

Update: 1:22PM FOR decades in Fiji, there have been no replanting of native tree species, says Attorney General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

He highlighted this during the national budget consultation held at De Vos on the Park in Suva this morning.

During the consultation, a farmer said there was a need to increase the Ministry of Forest’s budgetary allocation.

The farmer said forestry programs needed to be set up because it could assist school drop-outs to find a form of employment.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said this year, the allocation for the forestry ministry increased by $3million.

He noted the recommendation and said it was going to be looked into.

The 2018/2019 National Budget consultation will continue at 2pm today at Sila Central High School in Nausori.