Business

Market vendors urged to sell vegetables at reasonable price

The Minister for Local Government Hon. Parveen Kumar is urging  all market vendors to sell vegetables at a reasonable price. Hon. Kumar said in an interview with Newswire he received complaints that some market vendors are selling Chinese cabbages with high prices. I was surprised to hear that some of the market vendors are selling […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

March 12, 2016 12:10 pm

The Minister for Local Government Hon. Parveen Kumar is urging  all market vendors to sell vegetables at a reasonable price.

Hon. Kumar said in an interview with Newswire he received complaints that some market vendors are selling Chinese cabbages with high prices.

I was surprised to hear that some of the market vendors are selling chinese cabbage at a costly price.

The Ministry of Local Government will be working with town and city councils to have vegetables from Sigatoka and Labasa sold at markets in Rakiraki, Tavua, Ba, Levuka and Savusavu.

We understand that due to a shortage in vegetables, there has been a price hike but we have asked Sigatoka, Nausori, Labasa and Suva municipalities including farmers to have their produce transported to affected areas and sold at reasonable price.

Hon. Kumar said this is a time where everyone should work together.

This is a time of working together and we have urged all farmers to also think of Fijians in cyclone affected areas.

Hon. Kumar said the government has waived all stall fees to assist vendors for one month. The Minister hopes vendors will assist buyers by reducing their prices.

We will review this after month and we thank you for your continued efforts in assisting the municipalities return to normalcy.

What do you think? Leave a comment below.