All hail to our farmers

Allen Lockington, Kava Place, Waiyavi, Lautoka | Thursday, June 1, 2017
A news item said that about 100 farmers turned up to the NFU protest march in Labasa.
Nothing has been done to this bent street sign at Sarwan Singh St in  Labasa. Picture: LUKE RAWALAI
Nothing has been done to this bent street sign at Sarwan Singh St in Labasa. Picture: LUKE RAWALAI

A few things come to mind.

There are more than 100 farmers in the North.

Not all will want to protest for fear of victimisation.

Then there are those who signed the petition, but went back to work on the farm and hoped for a good outcome.

But you know what, farmers are also the backbone of our country.

They toil hard and feed us, without them we would be importing. Let's treat them well for the good of all of us.

For those in authority that are making decisions, have you ever lived on a farm and toiled from sun-up to sundown.

Just like my suggestion about the minimum wage, go and live on a farm, shed all technology for a year and then make a decision if farmers are important or not.

All hail to our farmers.

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