Chandra’s reiterates State stand to revive sugar industry

Fiji Sugar Corporation's chief operating officer in Labasa Navin Chandra. Picture: LUKE RAWALAI

GOVERNMENT is adamant of reviving the sugar industry and it is here to stay.

These were the words of Fiji Sugar Corporation’s chief operating officer Navin Chandra who told farmers in Labasa that efforts to revive the sugar industry had often been likened to flogging a dead horse, which was not true.

Mr Chandra told farmers that those claiming this did not have respect for the way of life of farmers who had established their livelihood from the industry.

“They have no respect for the efforts and sacrifice that you and your forefathers did before you to build the industry,” he said.