74-year-old sugarcane farmer from Ba who lost his three-bedroom home in a fire will soon be able to build a new house.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama today handed over the bundled insurance scheme payment from Fiji Care to Ganeshwa of Natunuku.
The three thousand dollar payout will greatly benefit Ganeshwa and his family.
Nearly 12,000 active cane growers under the age of 65 are covered under this scheme.
Bainimarama also handed over the Grant Agreement from the Ministry of Sugar to the Sugarcane Growers Fund.
Bainimarama says this will cover the sugarcane farmers’ premium for their bundled insurance for the last six months.
The total amount paid was over three hundred thousand dollars.