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Agriculture Ministry works to better utilise funds

January 8, 2018 4:17 am

The Agriculture ministry is working to better utilise its allocated funds this year.

Minister Inia Seruiratu, says this will enable them to further boost the agriculture sector and increase its contribution to the economy.

Seruiratu says in order to get more allocation in the next budget, they need to show results first.

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”We want to keep increasing the allocation in Agriculture for obvious reasons, because the Agriculture is important to the economy, food and nutrition security to all Fijians and agriculture deserves to have more in terms of resource allocation but that can only come if we fully utilize what we are given, not on only utilizing it for the sake of utilizing it, it must produce the result expected by government.”

Seruiratu says the increasing funds will also enable the ministry to modernise the sector with the available resource and technology in the market that will boost service delivery.

Meanwhile, he is touring the Western Division this week.

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