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FFI workers celebrate, take a trip down memory lane

Luke Rawalai
Sunday, August 10, 2014

IT was an emotional event as staff members of Fiji Forest Industries in Malau celebrated their golden jubilee yesterday.

The event was also used to remember past workers who toiled at the Fiji Forest Industries to earn their living and secure the future of their children.

Chiefs, management and workers joined in and honoured those who contributed to the success of Malau.

In marking the celebration, long serving employees shared their years of being with the company.

And this newspaper caught up with the oldest serving member of the company and Naidi native, Jemesa Naborisi, who has worked there for 36 years.

Mr Naborisi said he joined FFI in 1979 while it was still managed by Ratu Aisake Kubuabola.

"I started in the veneer section before joining the debarker and progressing on as the foreman of the sawmill, he said.

"I want to take this opportunity to thank the company for enabling me to put my two children through school and supporting them even to this day.

"A lot has changed for Malau since I started work here for instance we now are better paid with improved working conditions."

Mr Naborisi is 53 years old and expects to retire within the next two years.

"The memories of this place including the joy and hardships that I faced during my term here will always linger with me."





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