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Young beekeepers to benefit from assistance

Monika Singh
Tuesday, February 06, 2018

YOUNG beekeepers in Levuka received a much needed boost from the government in the form beekeeping materials.

A government statement yesterday said the Ministry of Youth and Sports facilitated the handing over of beekeeping materials to the Vatukalo Youth Club in Levuka recently.

It said the ministry also welcomed the assistance from the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Fiji for providing $10,000 for this project.

Assistant rook Ovalau/Moturiki Saimoni Dobui urged the club members to make the most of the assistance and grow in the areas of honey production.

"Youths need to be assertive in attitude, ensuring the project needs to be successful," he said.

Mr Dobui said there was shortage of honey supply in Fiji because of the demand and he urged the youths to be proactive in their approach to ensure that this demand was adequately met by their contribution as well.

Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitobou acknowledged the assistance from the Chinese embassy and assured the youths that his ministry would continue to address the needs of the young people in the country.

"This will certainly motivate a number of youths to be engaged in beekeeping (apiculture) and become productive and resourceful.

"My ministry continues to assist young people in income generating projects," Mr Tuitubou said.

He said it was very pleasing to see that young people were taking the effort in creating opportunities for themselves and the ministry was always ready to further propel such projects.

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