Goodwill payments still made to mataqalis, consultation hears

Anil Kumar speaks at the National Sugar Industry Policy Consultation in Sigatoka. Picture: SHAYAL DEVI

DESPITE regulations in place barring canegrowers from making payments directly to indigenous landowners, some farmers say they still have to make goodwill payments to mataqali members in exchange for lease renewals. This was one of the issues highlighted by farmers during the National Sugar Industry Policy consultation in Sigatoka this week. Sugar Cane Growers Council chief executive officer […]

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