The Reserve Bank of Fiji transferred $35.4 million to the Fijian Government today.
As part of the commitment to strengthen Fiji’s agricultural sector including need to build capacity, government will now provide assistance to the Navuso Agricultural school in Nausori. The Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama last week visited the school to identify ways that government can improve conditions including the resources used by students. During his visit, the head of government spoke to management and students on government’s intentions on strengthening the agriculture sector.
“The important places that we are looking at developing are the student’s dormitories, the piggery and the school’s milking shed,” PM Bainimarama said.
“We have to relocate the piggery and the milking shed if we want to improve the production standard of these school projects,” the Prime Minister said.
He also stressed that sanitation was also an important factor that both management and students need to focus on.
“Since everything begins with the students; their dormitories and surroundings need to be clean.”
“We will provide water blasters and brush cutters to be used by the students to help keep their school clean and improve sanitation,” PM Bainimarama said.
Navuso Agricultural School manager Reverend Malakai Tuikadavu was extremely pleased with the visit by the Prime Minister and government officials today.
“I regard this visit by the Prime Minister as a blessing for existing students in the agriculture programme. I am also very thankful that the PM is committed towards carrying out developments here in Navuso,” Rev Tuikadavu said.
There are currently 65 students enrolled with the agricultural programme.