Rural farmers emotional over logistical support


PS Saelea hands over key to Nelson Lomo of EF Farmers support network

BENEFICIARIES of the three vehicles under the RDPII Component 2 project were so happy to receive the vehicles on behalf of the businesses they represent yesterday.

Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, an emotional Nelson Lomo of EF Farmers Support Network in East Fataleka says they have been struggling for several years now.

He says as farmers in the rural areas, they are very much in need of such logistical support and they are very happy that they have now acquired these vehicles which will assist them greatly in their transportation needs.

Logistical support of this sort is not easy to come by and because of this, the recipients thanked the government and its stakeholders in assisting them in an area where they lack the finances and capability to fill.

Mr Lomo was quite emotional when he delivered the talk on behalf of the recipients of the Agribusiness Partnership Project.

The three recipients yesterday was part of 11 other businesses who managed to secure this support under RDP’s Component 2 project.

The other recipients were Tupaghotua cocoa partnership from North Guadalcanal and DME Rela Crushing mill from central Kwara’ae.

The handing over of the vehicle keys was done by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) and witnessed by staff from MAL and other supporting groups from the rural farmers.

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