Years of borrowing fishing boats are over – FBC News

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Borrowing and renting boats for fishing will be a thing of the past for Mosese Moceyawa, a renowned fisherman from Nakavu village in Namosi.

This is after the Acting Minister for Rural and Maritime Development, Jone Usamate, handed over an outboard motor boat as part of the ministry’s self-help scheme.

Moceyawa says the aid is a boost for his family’s business and investment, as he used to spend at least $150 to hire a boat per fishing trip.

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“I commend the government, through the Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development, for its timely assistance. I have been sick for the past few days, but felt relief after attending the award ceremony. It’s a story in the making for my family and Yavusa.

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Usamate says they have spent more than $17,000 on this self-help program to help Moceyawa and her family, where the recipient donates one-third of the cost and two-thirds is paid for by the government.

He adds that the program has been running for decades.

“This investment is an investment in his life. It’s a seed they can plant to grow and prosper in a business that will help him support his family, Yavusa, and the business, which is a family business.

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The initiative that is part of the government’s support and empowerment of our maritime and rural communities will continue this fiscal year.

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