Akisi Vinaka has been appointed as the first female member to join the Fiji Sugar Corporation Board of Directors.
The Ministry for Sugar says Vinaka brings 23 years of farming experience as a cane farmer and is an active community worker for the past 24 years working in various districts of Macuata Province in Vanua Levu.
Minister for Sugar Charan Jeath Sing warmly welcomed the newly appointed member to the FSC Board of Directors and assured her the Ministry's full support.
He says her capabilities and experience will build a robust affiliation between the farmers, community, the FSC and other sugar industry stakeholders, including the Ministry.
While commenting on her appointment, Vinaka highlighted the importance of building a bond between the cane farmers and the FCS to understand the challenges that farmers go through.
She says one of her key objectives is to elevate the Sugar Industry and cane production in the coming years.
She adds that now since she has been appointed as one of the board members, she will be working closely with farmers to resolve some of the problems they face, such as Cane Cartage and the development of hilly land for cane production.
Vinaka says one of her key objectives is to inaugurate more cane farmers by resolving constraints and difficulties the farmers face by working jointly with the farmers and the Ministry of Sugar Industry.
Vinaka is a Sugar Cane farmer and a very active community worker in the Nadogo District in Macuata. She is also serving as a gang leader for 12 gangs in the Wainikoro sector, a community health worker for Lagalaga Sector, Gang Delegate for Fair Trade, among other major contributions within the sugar industry in Labasa.
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