State equips unemployed youths with logging knowledge

UNEMPLOYED youths of Bua have been equipped with knowledge and skills of logging.

The 46 youths from Nasarawaqa, Nasigasiga, Namuavoivoi and Lekutu graduated from the two-week training by officials from the Forestry Department in Colo-i-Suva.

Chief guest and Buli Raviravi Ratu Semi Ramatai encouraged the youths to put to good use what they had learnt.

He said with the high logging activity in the province, what they’ve learnt would come in handy. Ratu Semi urged the graduates to find employment with logging companies in the province.

He reminded the graduates that the training provided by Government would benefit the people of Bua.

Looking ahead with a reformed mind-set was an issue, Ratu Semi told the youths, adding that with their certificates they could even cut logs for village needs.

Ratu Semi said they had set a platform for bigger and better days for the people of Bua.

He said this should challenge them to dream big such as setting up logging companies.

“This is all part of Government’s look north policy and we should move with change and think bigger to achieve bigger goals for ourselves. Let us change our mind-set and work with Government in developing the North,” Ratu Semi said.