Youth

Water pump to boost Koroua Youth Club

The youths of Koroua village in the district of Naqalimare in the highlands of Navosa last week received a water pump to help improve their farming yield. The water pump, which was donated by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, was given to the Koroua Youth Club to boost the youth club’s agricultural project as […]

Luke Nacei

August 6, 2016 7:29 am

The youths of Koroua village in the district of Naqalimare in the highlands of Navosa last week received a water pump to help improve their farming yield.

Minister for Youth and Sports Hon. Laisenia Tuitubou handing over the water pump to youths of Koroua, Naqalimare in Navosa. (DEPTFO)
Minister for Youth and Sports Hon. Laisenia Tuitubou was handing over the water pump to youths of Koroua, Naqalimare in Navosa. (DEPTFO)

The water pump, which was donated by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, was given to the Koroua Youth Club to boost the youth club’s agricultural project as it generated income for the rural-based group.

In a statement, Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou challenged the young people of Koroua to set clear goals for their youth club and to work hard to increase revenue generated from their farms.

TUITUBOU: “This assistance is an investment by the Ministry for your youth club so you must utilise it well and I urge you to look to the future for the benefit of your community.”

He said the pump would be a bonus to them.

TUITUBOU: “Hopefully through this water pump given today you will eventually increase your yield and produce to add to your regular revenue generated from your farms.”

Echoing Minister’s statements, Principal Youth Officer Western Valami Naloga reiterated the importance of farming to the economy and that it is like any other profession.

VALAMI: “Most people tend to look down on themselves when they are farmers but farming is one of the most important sectors of the economy because agriculture contributes to food security.”

“You must treat farming as a profession and dedicate yourself to it wholeheartedly because what you earn from farming in just one season can easily surpass what those who work in offices earn annually as there is wealth in agriculture.

Koroua Youth Club president Fabiano Buahoro thanked the Ministry for the timely assistance as the district was experiencing dry spells.

BUAHORO: “We are very grateful to the Ministry of Youth and Sports for this much needed assistance to our youth club and our village as a whole because this was something we have needed for a very long time.”

“I now am confident that our farms can yield more produce and we will also be able to try our hand at other alternative income generating projects if our farming goes successfully as planned.”

The coast of the water pump was $2000.

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