Kava Bill to support industry
February 7, 2016 5:40 pm
Agriculture Minister Inia Seruiratu is hoping that the draft Kava Bill will be ready soon.
Seruiratu says kava is a key commodity involving many stakeholers.
The demand for Kava has increased in local and overseas markets, and the minister says it’s time to regularise the industry with a proper legal framework.
The Minister says the Bill will help maintain standards at all levels.
“We are looking at the Kava Bill – hopefully it will get into one of the sessions into parliament very quickly. That is where we are doing all the laws and the regulation in as far as the Kava industry is concerned.”
Seuiratu is hopeful the draft Bill will be tabled in parliament soon.