“Don’t make promises you can’t keep” – Nand.

Dairy farmer Hirdesh Nand tends to his cattleā€™s at Koro number 1 in Tavua. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

TAVUA dairy farmer Hirdesh Nand says politicians should not make any promises they can’t keep.

He said politicians who visited his farm in Tavua before the 2018 General Election had failed to keep their promises.

“I supported these politicians during the last election but when they went into Government, I never saw them again,” he said.

“I spent so much of my energy and time supporting them but they never came to my farm.

“So this year I want to support someone who will stick to their promises especially to people from rural communities. Don’t just come, take our vote and then don’t come again when you are in government.”

He said he hoped the next government would hear the pleas of people like him.

“I have been doing so much for my community especially for our dairy farmers. We need assistance to help our farms grow. Our roads are bad. Our bus services are not consistent.

“There are a lot of issues that our people in rural communities are going through.”

He said dairy farmers in Nadelei community had been subjected to a lot of policy changes that need to be relooked.

“There are some new demands that we have to meet now and it’s putting a lot of pressure on the farmers.

“We need to have a government that will help dairy farmers improve production instead of putting more pressure on them.”

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