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Villagers plead for machinery

Jone Kalouniviti
Friday, April 11, 2014

RA VILLAGERS need machinery to clear farmlands and dig proper drains that will clear waterlogged areas during heavy rainfall.

The issue was raised at the Ra Provincial Council meeting at Dadamu in Nanukuloa yesterday.

Raviravi district representative Napolioni Nasara said they would like access to government-owned machines presently made available to cane farmers.

Deputy agriculture permanent secretary Uraia Waibuta said the few machines in the province were dedicated to the completion of the Sigavou development program.

"I would ask for your understanding that the two bulldozers and digger brought in were meant for the project and to be used until it is completed," said Mr Waibuta.

The program is an initiative to develop idle land in the Nakorotubu and Nalawa districts for agricultural purposes.








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