No native trees replanted for decades: A-G
24 March, 2018, 1:22 pm
Update: 1:22PM FOR decades in Fiji, there have been no replanting of native tree species, says Attorney General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.
He highlighted this during the national budget consultation held at De Vos on the Park in Suva this morning.
During the consultation, a farmer said there was a need to increase the Ministry of Forest’s budgetary allocation.
The farmer said forestry programs needed to be set up because it could assist school drop-outs to find a form of employment.
Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said this year, the allocation for the forestry ministry increased by $3million.
He noted the recommendation and said it was going to be looked into.
The 2018/2019 National Budget consultation will continue at 2pm today at Sila Central High School in Nausori.