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Increasing land rent among key issues

Luke Rawalai
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

PEOPLE in the North have raised their concerns about the increasing land rent and the need for a moratorium to address the issue.

Fiji Labour Party's Labasa candidate Surendra Lal says this is one of the important issues raised by people during his campaign.

Mr Lal says people are raising their concern about the fact that land rents are too high and unfair, taking into consideration issues of sugar productivity.

"The iTaukei people have also raised their concerns about their rights over land," he says.

"Unemployment is ever increasing in the North and so many people are still without jobs, the rich are getting richer and poor are getting poorer.

"The economy in the North has been neglected for too long and an economic package is needed for the people."

Mr Lal said that at the rate at which the sugar industry was struggling, it would not survive in the next five years.

"The Look North policy does not address the issues of economic hardship here in the North and we need a full scale package to address this issue," he said.

"People still need to pay three cents more for fuel prices than the customers in Viti Levu and this is unfair.

"With the Labasa mill producing electricity in the crushing season, why doesn't' government give people a concession during the cane crushing season?"

Mr Lal said campaigning was progressing well in the North and people were beginning to differentiate between truths and lies.








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