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Men make requests for wives

Salaseini Moceiwai
Friday, May 09, 2014

A LOT of men in the country often request the government to accommodate their wives well when they sell foodstuff and farm produces at the municipal markets.

Such requests lead to the construction of food vendor stalls, rest houses and proper market selling areas.

This was revealed by Minister for Women Dr Jiko Luveni when she opened a new selling area for food vendors in Savusavu yesterday.

"When I go to Naitasiri, Tailevu or any interior village in the country, the men usually approach me and beg if their wives could be well looked after at the market," Dr Luveni said.

"This is why there is a lot of movement not only on Vanua Levu but also in Suva and other parts of Fiji to construct facilities for market vendors.

"A study done by UN Women shows that 80 per cent of women are market vendors and it's only fitting for us to accommodate them well."

Dr Luveni said the spacious facility in Savusavu would provide shelter for women from the sun and rain.

Savusavu Food Vendors Association official Mere Vakasamani said they were grateful for the kind gesture.








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