Marijuana A Worry in Fiji

Marijuiana is a now a real concern within the Ministry of the iTaukei Affairs, says the Deputy Permanent Secretary, Apakuki Kurusiga.

Mr Kurusiga was speaking at the iTaukei Institutions Public Consultations at Rokotuiloa Hall, Naivikinikini, Lami, yesterday.

He said this was a real concern for the Ministry, villages, districts and provinces.

Mr Kurusiga said it was part of the consultation to get the views of village leaders on how to control the criminal act.

However, he feels the best solution to this problem lies with the village leaders and elders.

“They should ask those involved in the cultivation of marijuana on why they were doing it. A lot of money was involved but they should know that this was illegal in Fiji,” he said.

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