Homestay project promises economic activity for Saqani

Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development, Waterways and Environment, Dr Mahendra Reddy and members of the Senidilo Women’s Homestay Project during the opening of the homestay. Picture: SUPPLIED

A LOT of economic activity and development opportunities is expected after the opening of a homestay in Saqani, Cakaudrove on Vanua Levu.

The Senidilo Women’s Homestay Project that was opened last week by Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development Dr Mahendra Reddy is expected to bring more economic activity for the people of Saqani.

From an idea to host guest to making their dream a reality, the new two bedroom homestay will allow visitors to enjoy their stay at the beautiful Saqani Bay.

Dr Reddy congratulated the women of Saqani for actively participating in the development of Saqani Village.

“We want to see responses and your enthusiasm, your passion, your commitment, to actually utilise the natural resources that you have to its full capacity but at the same time ensuring that we don’t compromise our natural environment,” Dr Reddy said.

“We need to ensure that we protect our environment for our children and for the future of Fiji,” he said.

Senidilo Women’s president Makarita Naliga said this would open a lot of development opportunities to the village of Saqani.

Mrs Naliga said the women’s group would continue to seek advice from the government on other development opportunities they could bring into their village.

The Government, through the Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development, had invested over $38,000 for the construction of this homestay.

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