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Eight for growers council

Repeka Nasiko
Monday, March 31, 2014

PRIME Minister and Sugar Minister Rear Admiral Voreqe Bainimarama has revealed eight councillors will be appointed to the Sugar Cane Growers Council.

He said the appointments would be made possible through the Sugar Decree which would be making major reforms to the transport network in the industry.

"The reforms are not just for the transport of cane," he said in Lautoka last Friday.

"The Sugar Decree will also allow for the election of eight councillors to the Sugar Cane Growers Council. One from each mill area district."

He said these councillors would be elected directly by the farmers to represent them in the council and work with the FSC and other sugar stakeholders."

He said government's approach was collaboration, especially with sugarcane farmers who should reap the rewards of their labour.

"Confrontation and politicising the mechanics and processes in the sugarcane industry or any other commodity in agriculture will benefit no one except political agitators."

Council CEO Sundresh Chetty welcomed the PM's announcement.








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