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NFP to ensure provisions for stockpiling to avoid queue

Litia Vulaidausiga
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

PARTICIPANTS of a National Federation Party meeting in Luvu, Lautoka were told of plans for the sugar industry on Sunday.

Party candidate and former Sugar Cane Growers Council chief executive Jagannath Sami said the harvesting of sugarcane was a problem they wanted to help rectify.

"We will ensure that every sugar mill has a provision for stockpiling to avoid the long queues," he told some 50 attendees.

"Harvesting is a major problem and we will bring in harvesting machines for every cane sector and that will be controlled by the industry, not by the private sector.

"At the moment, the private sector is exploiting the lack of cost control. There are approvals for them to bring in their machines and now they are controlling the cost.

"It has gone up to $30, $27 a ton and cane farmers are being black mailed because if there is burnt cane, they have no choice as there are no cane cutters. So these machine operators are charging them exorbitant rates and the Sugar Tribunal's office, the Fiji Sugar Corporation and the SCGC are unable to control them."

A string of other meetings in various cane-farming sectors, including Saweni and Saru, are scheduled throughout the week.








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