$2.79 short – NFP questions cane payment
30 October, 2020, 6:15 pm
Will Government be able to pay the guaranteed $85 per tonne of cane for the 2020 crop?
That’s the question the National Federation Party (NFP) has raised as farmers receive $7.62 per tonne of cane for their final 2019 season payment today, bringing their 2019 share to $82.21 per tonne.
This amount is short by $2.79 of the guaranteed price of $85 per tonne promised to farmers by Government.
NFP leader Prof Biman Prasad says Government has betrayed the canefarmers of this country.
The Fiji Sugar Corporation says $2.79 has been deducted as industry costs as per the Master Award.