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Decree in draft stage

Repeka Nasiko
Saturday, April 12, 2014

THE Solicitor General's office is working on the Sugar Industry Decree to outline new policies for the sugar industry.

Ministry of Sugar permanent secretary Lieutenant Colonel Manasa Vaniqi said the decree, announced by Prime Minister and Sugar Minister Rear Admiral Voreqe Bainimarama last month, was still in its draft stages.

"Like every other new policy or law, the office of the Solicitor General is putting together all of the policies of the Sugar Decree," he said. "They are working on the draft and we at the ministry are in serious discussions with our stakeholders on how best these policies will be implemented."

He said one of the major issues that would be addressed by the decree was the cost of transporting cane to the mills.

"Transport is always a concern for farmers and with the decree we will be able to tackle that issue.

"As we have announced, the mechanisation of the industry and the improvement of the railway networks will also be covered in the decree."


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