THE Macuata Holdings Company Limited has renewed its pledge to support the education of children from Caumatalevu.
At a board meeting in Labasa last week, company chairman Ratu Peni Vukicanavanua said they took a strong stand to prioritise the education of children in an effort to provide them with job opportunities. Ratu Peni said prominent tertiary institutions were readily made available in the province and there was no excuse to drop out from school.
"We have available institutions here and it's only proper to encourage our children to go to school so they can get good qualifications and secure jobs," Ratu Peni said.
"This is a company for the people of Macuata and now that we are back in operation, we will do everything we can to support education. Plans for major projects are afoot to generate revenue for the company and such funds will boost our efforts towards education."
If all goes according to plan, Ratu Peni said the company would assist Macuata children studying in primary, secondary schools and tertiary institutions.
"We want our children to achieve the highest level of education, get good jobs and return to their homeland to develop the province. We have abundant land and resources available and these children can help develop it for an enhanced and economical environment."
Meanwhile, Samuela Nakete was appointed chief executive officer for the company.