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Chief warns people against cultivation

Maciu Malo
Thursday, May 23, 2013

NAVOSA chief Ratu Waisake Nasewe has urged the people of Navosa to put a stop to marijuana cultivation.

He also said that anyone found involved in the cultivation or trade of the illicit drug would be asked to leave the village.

The Taukei Saunivalu of Keiyasi Village said he was disappointed that despite the government's commitment to assist the highlanders through various workshops and new initiatives, many people continued to cultivate marijuana.

Ratu Waisake said recent developments in the highlands such as the construction of new roads and many agricultural workshops should have started a change in the mind-set of the Navosa people.

"I am calling on my people to put a stop to marijuana cultivation," he said.

"Many new developments have been brought to the highlands by this government and the people should make use of these developments.

"This year we have received consistent power supply from the Fiji Electricity Authority and many new roads and farms roads are being constructed. All these developments are made by the government to help the people of Navosa yet people still resort to marijuana cultivation.

"All village headmen and tikina representatives should be actively involved in the fight against drug cultivation."

He also called on the chiefs in Navosa to help the police in the fight against drugs. Ratu Waisake said he had issued a directive to his people that anyone found cultivating marijuana would be forced to leave the village.


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