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Licence to earn

Ana Madigibuli
Sunday, May 11, 2014

MEMBERS of the Vugalei Landowners and Sawmillers Association were presented with their Mahogany Log Supply Licence by Prime Minister Rear Admiral (Retired) Voreqe Bainimarama in Waidra, Naitasiri.

About 44 beneficiaries are to benefit from the new project and the five-year licence will give landowners an opportunity to earn a huge income.

Rear Admiral (Retired) Bainimarama said landowners played a major role in developing the land, particularly in taking an interest to developing the natural resources they had.

He encouraged landowners who did not have a licence to take an interest in mahogany logging as it was becoming one of the highly recognised businesses in the country.

Rear Admiral (Retired) Voreqe Bainimarama said a lot could be achieved if all landowners and sawmillers worked together and were committed in running a successful logging business.

Vugalei Landowners and Sawmillers Association chairman Ratu Emori Latitoga said it was a great moment for landowners and sawmillers of Vugalei and that a lot of people would surely benefit.

Ratu Emori said the 11 saws that had been left idle for sometime would be back at work soon.

"Work is expected to start as soon as we pay our licence fee and from there the business is expected to run smoothly," Ratu Emori said.








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