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Bid to reopen centre

Repeka Nasiko
Thursday, May 15, 2014

THE Ra Provincial Council is working on reopening the Growers and Exporters packing centre in Burenitu, Ra, after it was closed down last year because of lack of supply of cassava and taro from farmers.

Roko Tui Ra Sakiusa Karavaki said they wanted to open the packing centre later this year.

"We're just trying to sort out some financial issues like finding someone who can run the centre," he said.

"We've also been informed by TLTB that the land on which the packing centre is situated on has lease arrears that we need to pay off.

"Those are some of the things that we are trying to sort out before we reopen it," he said.

The packing centre was opened in 2011, with the aim to boost agriculture activity in the Ra Province. The centre has since closed after supply from the farmers became inconsistent.

Nawairuku Village headman Waisea Nagonelevu said the village had about 20 farmers contracted by the packing centre.








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