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Farmer's plight

Jone Kalouniviti
Saturday, March 15, 2014

A CANE farmer of Saweni in Lautoka wants road construction company Higgins (Fiji) Ltd to explain why it ploughed through his farmland without approval or consultation.

Vijay Nand, who owns a 10-acre cane farm, said a grader showed up on Thursday and started to cut a road through his cane fields.

"They were grading the feeder road but then all of a sudden they turned into our plantation," says Mr Nand.

"When we asked who gave them the right to do this, they said they were instructed. We would like someone to tell us what is happening here.

"They should at least talk to us."

However, Higgins Lautoka supervisor Akariva Rusa said the matter was blown out of proportion.

"We are grading the feeder road to widen it but unfortunately the old road is too narrow and some cane was mowed down by the teeth of the grader," Mr Rusa said.

He said they had visited the family and requested the FSC to make an assessment of the damage.








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