Vegetable farmers, root crop farmers and fruit sellers affected by the recent floods in Ba and Labasa markets have been exempted from paying stall fees for a month.

This was highlighted by the Minister for Local Government, Housing and Community Development, Premila Kumar during her visit to municipal markets affected by floods in the Western Division.

Minister Kumar stated that discussions were made with special administrators and CEOs as vendors requested a fee waiver after losing most of their produce during #TCAna.”

I’ve decided to visit these places and meet with the vendors to see how we can assist them.”

“Ba market was underwater and there was a lot of damage, the vendors had lost their produce because they didn’t take it home. They requested if the municipal council can consider a fee waiver and we have given them this fee waiver.”

“But grog sellers and spices sellers will continue to pay their stall fee,” she said.

Minister Kumar also visited the Lautoka market and met with the Lautoka Vendor Association.

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