New bakery for lower Naitasiri villages
August 13, 2015 1:04 am
A new bakery will be opened soon to cater for fourteen villages and settlements in the lower Naitasiri region.
The new bakery which will be operated by Lovia Cooperative of Gusuisavu Village is expected to bring much needed income to raise the standard of living for villagers.
The bakery is located before Naqali Village along the Naitasiri Road.
Integrated Human Resources Development Programme Divisional Manager Central Aslam Khan says the bakery is located at a spot easily accessible for villagers returning home from Suva.
“If the bakery is located in the village, people won’t be able to know that a bakery exists in the surrounding areas. So, we have located the bakery in such a location that people who are going to other villages that they buy bread from here while going back to their village."
Lovia Cooperative has eighty members, all of them villagers of Gusuisavu.
Some of the villagers have undergone baking and pastry skills training so that they can work in the bakery.
The villagers contributed land, labour and $20,000 for the project.
The Government contributed $90,270.
Construction of a septic tank is currently underway, and once completed – the bakery is expected to start operation in the 2nd week of September.