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Blood ties hamper farmers

Serafina Silaitoga
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

BLOOD ties in a district in Bua have created unfortunate challenges for farmers who have hesitated to report the theft of yaqona to police.

This was raised at a chiefs' meeting in the district of Wainunu and farmers said being related to the alleged thieves made it difficult for them to report.

So in order to assist farmers, the traditional leaders banned the sale of young yaqona plants.

Tui Wainunu Ratu Orisi Baleitavea said the ban had been imposed to protect the farmers' investment.

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