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Cane cutting plan for villagers

Serafina Silaitoga
Tuesday, January 15, 2013

VILLAGERS of Bua will be brought in again this year under its canecutting program.

Chiefs of Cakaunitabua agreed to involve villagers in canecutting jobs in Macuata as this would help generate income for village projects.

The agreement made at the bose vanua in Bua Lomanikoro last Friday will feature villagers from different districts working on cane farms.

Bose vanua secretary and Tui Wainunu, Ratu Orisi Baleitavea, said last year's canecutting program was a success.

"We had groups of villagers from the different districts of Bua cutting cane in Macuata and they brought back income that supported their families and contributed to village development," he said.

"It is a successful move in involving our villagers and we will have them divided into groups for this year's harvesting season."

The Commissioner Northern's office has over the past years encouraged villagers in Vanua Levu to get involved in canecutting jobs.

Divisional planning officer northern Alipate Bolalevu always reminded members of provincial councils in the north to use opportunities during the canecutting season because it would financially support village and family needs.