The Minister for Local Government, Housing and Community Development, Hon. Premila Kumar announced that five week’s fee relief will be provided at Labasa Market for vegetable, fruit and rootstock vendors.
This decision was made after consulting market vendors in Labasa.“Having just returned from Vanua Levu, I am aware of the stress on farmers and vendors after Tropical Cyclone Yasa.
The availability of produce has been severely reduced and there are vendors who are struggling with the impact of Tropical Cyclone Yasa. On Saturday the market had less vegetables in comparison to other items sold in the market,” said the Minister.
Minister Kumar added that all vegetable, fruit and rootstock vendors at Labasa market will be given stall fee relief till 31 January, 2021.
“The fee relief for five weeks will assist in the immediate term. At the end of January, we will review to see whether this relief needs to continue,” the Minister stated.